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.

Virtually all illicit cigarettes failed fire safety tests conducted by trading standards officers in the first national study to consider the potentially deadly issue. The findings form part of the National Tobacco Control Survey, published by the Chartered Trading Standards...
30 Nov 2015
Responding to the Spending Review Melissa Dring, director of policy at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, said it reaffirmed the need to restructure local services. She said: “Trading standards is often the only form of support afforded to a business by...
26 Nov 2015
Motorists in need of service or repair now have a new way of making sure they have chosen the right independent garage to get them back on the road. Trust My Garage (TMG) has become the latest consumer code of...
17 Nov 2015
Small businesses are complying with new legislation aimed at preventing children from taking up smoking, according to a Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) report published today (29 October).Almost 90% of smaller retailers were fully compliant while practically all made some...
29 Oct 2015
People choosing to wear cosmetic contact lenses this Halloween, after they were made popular by TV programmes such as Vampire Diaries and Twilight, are putting their sight at risk, experts warn. Cosmetic lenses are readily available online and often in novelty...
26 Oct 2015