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CTSI responds to consultations from government, business and other stakeholders on a diverse array of subjects. Our latest consultation responses can be accessed below, with a full record stored in the resource centre. Members interested in providing feedback to any of the ongoing consultations should contact policy@tsi.org.uk

[HMRC] Tobacco Illicit Trade Protocol – licensing of equipment and the supply chain

Posted: 17/05/16

CTSI listed and responded to applicable questions in this response.

[FCA] Review of the Retained Provisions of the Consumer Credit Act

Posted: 13/05/16

The Chartered trading Standards Institute welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and what remains of a vital part of its tool kit in protecting consumers. 

[DEFRA] The ‘Farm Regulators’ Charter’

Posted: 11/05/16

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) welcomes this initiative and broadly supports the initiative to develop a new Farm Regulators’ Charter. We have been working with the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers (ACTSO) to ensure their views have also been considered on this matter.

[BIS] Terms & Conditions and Consumer Protection Fining Powers

Posted: 25/04/16

CTSI would welcome changes to assist the relationship between consumers and businesses with clearer terms & conditions, and more consumer engagement with T&C. CTSI believes that this would enhance consumer confidence and reduce both the burden on business and consumer detriment. 

[DCMS / DfE / GEO] Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography

Posted: 11/04/16

CTSI supports government action to legislate to ensure comprehensive age verification for access to online pornography - indeed, CTSI is already heavily involved in national work in this area. The planned approach offers future opportunities to mandate age verification to other age restricted products such as knives and tobacco. CTSI asks that the legislation is drafted to enable other products and regulators to be added at a later date after appropriate consultation. This would obviate training issues experienced by businesses due to the current piecemeal regulation of age restricted products. 

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