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.

New laws to protect consumers from high-pressure sales in the home are good news for householders, the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) said today.Experts at TSI welcomed the arrival of new doorstep selling regulations because they offer further protection for consumers...
1 Oct 2008
A team of clued-up teenagers met David Cameron after going head to head with an MP during a quiz at the Conservative Party Conference.Youngsters from Swanshurst School, in Billesley, Birmingham, took part in a consumer quiz against a team featuring...
30 Sep 2008
A team of clued-up teenagers met the Prime Minister after going head to head with an MP during a quiz at the Labour Party Conference.Youngsters from St Joseph's College, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, took part in a consumer quiz against a...
25 Sep 2008
An animal-friendly trading standards service has won a top prize in a pioneering new awards scheme run by the RSPCA.Somerset County Council's trading standards service was named a winner in the RSPCA's new Innovator Awards, which form part of the...
19 Sep 2008
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has called for an urgent change in the law following the collapse of travel operator XL Leisure Group.TSI has campaigned for a number of years to get the government to offer the same level of...
16 Sep 2008