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Welcome to CTSI's News Room. Here, you can browse through our latest consumer protection and trading standards news reports (below), or check out our archive of news articles from previous years.

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Conman builder jailed following council investigation

Posted: 06/10/17

A cowboy builder who conned people out of tens of thousands of pounds has been jailed following a successful investigation by North Tyneside Council’s trading standards team.

Business Companion publish consumer rights video guide for used car traders

Posted: 05/10/17

Trading standards experts have today published a new video guide aimed at used car traders to ensure consumers and businesses are protected under the Consumer Rights Act.

Animal ban for ‘horror’ farm couple

Posted: 04/10/17

A couple who kept pigs and sheep in ‘horrific’ conditions at their East Sussex farm have been handed suspended jail terms.

Suspended sentence for fake lipstick seller

Posted: 04/10/17

A man who sold fake MAC lipstick which had over 300 times the legal amount of lead in it has been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards.

CTSI calls on government to address rise in ‘car clocking’

Posted: 03/10/17

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Chief Executive, Leon Livermore, has issued a letter to the Department for Transport (DfT), calling for restrictive measures to halt the increase in car clocking following their response to odometer adjustment fraud. 

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