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.

A father and son have been jailed for selling unsafe teeth whitening products after being prosecuted by Powys County Council.John Barry Hargreaves and son Matthew Hargreaves were sentenced to 18 months each at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on Friday (16...
19 Sep 2016
Illicit tobacco products worth almost £1m were seized during Operation Henry 2 (OH2) – 18 per cent higher than the first operation, carried out by trading standards in 2014.OH2, developed and managed by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) on...
9 Sep 2016
TACKLING financial scamming is a priority for the government according to the Home Office minister responsible for vulnerability and safeguarding.Speaking in parliament yesterday (THURSDAY) Sarah Newton said that scams have a devastating impact, particularly on the most vulnerable people in...
8 Sep 2016
Almost 40% of retailers illegally sold nicotine e-cigarettes and vaping liquids to children and young people in the first national test purchase operation since the practice was banned.    The findings, published today, follow a rapid review of the Nicotine Inhaling...
9 Aug 2016
The government is accused of failing to adequately protect consumers and honest businesses after it emerged the total trading standards spend in Great Britain has fallen to just £1.99 per person, per year. Published today (MONDAY AUG 8), the Chartered...
8 Aug 2016