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2 in every 3 drinks are short-measures

2 in every 3 drinks are short-measures

Sobering new research conducted by Trading Standards Officers around the UK finds that more than two thirds of beer and wine served in pubs and bars are short-measures. Read our report here.

UK General Election - 4th July, 2024

UK General Election - 4th July, 2024

The upcoming General Election brings new opportunities for renewed investment in Trading Standards. We share our thoughts on what the next UK Government must do to support and sustain a vibrant economy.

CTSI partners with CIEH

CTSI partners with CIEH

We are excited to announce that the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) will be joining CTSI's Annual Conference 2024 on day 2 and 3 - at The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. Click for more.

What's the REAL Cost of Beauty?

What's the REAL Cost of Beauty?

CTSI's new campaign warns consumers about the terrifying dangers of using illegal and unsafe cosmetic products. Click here for more.

New clampdown on Fake Online Reviews

New clampdown on Fake Online Reviews

CTSI welcomes proposed strengthening of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill that promises to protect UK consumers from the scourge of fake online shopping reviews: "A positive step in the right direction".

CTSI's Manifesto 2024

CTSI's Manifesto 2024

CTSI outlines the policies it wants the Next UK Government to focus on - including more funding for Trading Standards Services, better consumer education and protection, and measures to help businesses prosper and grow.

Apprenticeships in Trading Standards

Apprenticeships in Trading Standards

CTSI is very happy to support Trading Standards Apprenticeships, as an alternative route to progression in this exciting sector. Visit our Apprenticeships Hub.

UK Product Safety Certification

UK Product Safety Certification

Are you responsible for the design, manufacture or distribution of consumer products? Or part of the supply chain? Our new Business Certificate of Competence in Product Safety (BCCPS) qualification may be for you - find out more.

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Welcome to CTSI

Founded in 1881 (as the 'Incorporated Society of Inspectors of Weights and Measures'), today's Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is one of the world’s longest-established organisations dedicated to the field of Trading Standards and Consumer Protection. After more than 140 years of progress, we remain immensely proud of our close association with the Trading Standards profession and the vital work it continues to do – promoting fair business practices, tackling rogue traders and, ultimately, protecting UK consumers. To keep up-to-date with CTSI's work, you can register to the CTSI channel on WiredGov or follow us on X (previously Twitter), Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Our CTSI Community

CTSI Members – and the wider Trading Standards profession – includes people from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and life experiences. We love meeting them all, hearing about their work, passions and interests, learning about their varied celebrations, and learning more about what makes them tick. We hope you do too.

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In Memory of Andy Allen, 1968-2024

In Memory of Andy Allen, 1968-2024

June 11 2024 :  We are very sad to announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Andy Allen. Responsible for many of CTSI's commercial projects over the last decade - including the UK International Consumer Centre - he was passionate about consumer protection and Trading Standards. An ardent gym-goer, he was forever proud of his Cornish roots. He leaves behind his loving partner, Louise, also an employee here at CTSI. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to her and to both of their families at this very difficult time. RIP.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: It was Andy's wish to be buried in his beloved Cornwall, alongside his mum. Please help Louise make this happen. All donations very gratefully received: Donate to Andy's Cornish funeral expenses (Just Giving).

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In Memory of Den Brotheridge - 80 years since D-Day

In Memory of Den Brotheridge - 80 years since D-Day

June 6 2024 : Marks 80 years since D Day on the 6th June 1944. On that day Den Brotheridge made the ultimate sacrifice and lost his life in the offensive called 'Operation Deadstick' part of the massive 'Operation Overlord' against the occupying German forces in the Normandy landings in France. 

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Celebrate... Child Safety Week

Celebrate... Child Safety Week

June 3rd - 9th 2024 : Child Safety Week is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s annual community education campaign, acting as a catalyst for thousands of safety conversations and activities UK-wide. Families should feel confident that, with one small change, they can stop a serious accident. And be clear what they need to do to keep their children safe. That’s why, for Child Safety Week 2024, the theme is Safety!

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Celebrate... LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Celebrate... LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June 2024 : June is Pride Month - a month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. Make it this month’s mission to build even stronger communities. Whether you’re among the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, commit to showing up intentionally and speaking up when needed.

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Say Hello to... Trading Standards East Midlands (Training Day)

Say Hello to... Trading Standards East Midlands (Training Day)

24th April 2024 : Kerry Nicol and Ellie Lecomber-Clark, from CTSI's Communications team, were lucky enough to attend Trading Standards East Midlands (TSEM) training event - The Psychology of Scams, with Dr Elisabeth Carter from Carter and Day Consultancy and Dr Tim Day.

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Say Hello to... Hackney Trading Standards

Say Hello to... Hackney Trading Standards

Meeting the Trading Standards and Regulatory Services team, with Councillor Susan Fajana-Thomas, yesterday in Hackney, East London (pictured outside Hackney Town Hall).

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