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The value of independent reviews in strengthening codes of practice

The value of independent reviews in strengthening codes of practice

Noel Hunter OBE, Chairman of the Consumer Code for Home Builders, shares insights on the value of external review to ensure codes remain fit for purpose.

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The benefits of Chartership

The benefits of Chartership

Vincent Searle is a Trading Standards Officer/Accredited Financial Investigator within the Environment and Sustainable Transport, Licensing & Regulation department. In this blog, he tells us why he decided to join as a CTSI member, how it has helped him in his career, and why he applied for the Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner status.

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Hajj pilgrimage and being wary of scams

Hajj pilgrimage and being wary of scams

Nazir Ali, Team Leader for London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Trading Standards Team, looks at Hajj and some of the risks associated with making the pilgrimage...

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Recognising and supporting consumer vulnerability when selling homes

Recognising and supporting consumer vulnerability when selling homes

As part of this month's Consumer Codes cost of living campaign, Frances Harrison, Chair of the Consumer Code for Home Builders’ Disciplinary and Sanctions Panel, looks at ways to support vulnerable home buyers

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The scams emergency, and how we can all start fighting back

The scams emergency, and how we can all start fighting back

Fraud is now the most commonly experienced crime in the UK. Simon Miller of Stop Scams UK looks at the extent of the issue

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Tendy Lindsay - International Women's Day

Tendy Lindsay - International Women's Day

Tendy assumed the role of Chair of CTSI in October 2022.

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Louise Baxter - International Women's Day

Louise Baxter - International Women's Day

Louise Baxter is CTSI's Lead Officer for Consumer Education and Advice. She is also Director of Consumer Friend and Head of the National Trading Standards Scams Team

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Dangerous Electricals and the Wild, Wild, West of Online Marketplaces

Dangerous Electricals and the Wild, Wild, West of Online Marketplaces

In multiple investigations, Electrical Safety First has found potentially lethal electrical goods easily available to purchase from third-party sellers via online marketplaces. Here, Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, explains how the campaigning charity is working to address the problem.

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Rhun ap Iorwerth MS - St David’s Day

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS - St David’s Day

Rhun ap Iorwerth, CTSI Vice President, Senedd Member for Ynys Môn, Plaid Cymru Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Health and Care, talks about scammers, loan sharks, and what we can all do to help others.

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