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 festival season is upon us and as every year the most popular events are selling out fast.  And like every year illegal tickets touts are making the most out of the desperation of the people who are struggling to...
9 Apr 2009
A regulatory initiative launching on Monday 6 April 2009 will provide a single source of advice to businesses operating across several council boundaries.It is called the Primary Authority scheme and has already been piloted by 13 test partnerships since December...
6 Apr 2009
Hobby farmers inspired by TV programmes advocating trendy self-sufficiency are warned not to underestimate the skills and knowledge required to keep livestock.People are increasingly interested in not only growing their own vegetables but also keeping poultry, sheep, pigs, goats and...
27 Mar 2009
Councillors have called for clarity on where responsibility lies for stopping the sale of fake goods.    Their concerns were uncovered following research carried out by the polling company ComRes.  The research also exposed a lack of awareness of the impact...
25 Mar 2009
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) today added its praise for 'legendary' colleague Jacqui Kennedy, who has been rewarded with an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List.Among a host of initiatives to protect the vulnerable during 30 years of...
2 Jan 2009