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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.

Government action on youth vaping

Government action on youth vaping

CTSI welcomes Government announcement on banning of disposable vapes and further strengthening of tools and resources for Trading Standards.

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".

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.

Most Home Maintenance Sites Unlawful

Most Home Maintenance Sites Unlawful

CTSI launches new Online Audit to clean up e-commerce. Findings report that almost all home maintenance websites DO NOT comply with the law.

Local Authority Funding Proposals

Local Authority Funding Proposals

CTSI issues strong warning to Central Government that further cuts to vital Trading Standards Services will increase risks to local communities.

Criminals use CTSI logo to Scam Thousands

Criminals use CTSI logo to Scam Thousands

Following further reports, CTSI urges UK consumers to remain vigilant to scammers – and not respond to any suspicious correspondence carrying the CTSI Logo or other branding that has nothing to do with the Institute.

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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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