Press releases

CTSI's communications team works at a national level for the benefit of a sustainable trading standards service, informed businesses and empowered consumers. 

At local level trading standards matters are dealt with by the council press office.

Please contact us with any national media queries by email pressoffice@tsi.org.uk or by phone

01268 582 240.

Members of the public should contact their local trading standards service or the Citizens Advice consumer helpline 03454 040506.

The credit crunch, rising personal debts and financial insecurity mean that skills to understand finances are more important than ever.Students from across the country are learning how to balance their budgets and figure out their finances at the Trading Standards...
30 Jun 2009
Counterfeit goods are not only a false economy but can also be a killer, warns the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).The current economic climate may make cheap deals even more tempting but consumers should be aware of the wider implications and...
10 Jun 2009
An archaic law leaving consumers vulnerable at their hour of need must urgently be reformed, says the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).Current legislation enables insurers to reject a critical illness policy claim if an undisclosed condition is discovered - even if...
4 Jun 2009
The current economic climate has prompted concerns amongst trading standards professionals in England and Wales over the future of direct funding from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).The money received by trading standards since the 2001 foot...
5 May 2009
In the wake of an EU ban of the chemical that injured thousands of sofa owners in the UK, the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is calling for a UK-wide injury database to improve consumer protection.From 1 May any products containing...
1 May 2009