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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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Leicester counterfeiter/money launderer gets 2 years in prison

Posted: 27/06/17

Following a prosecution brought by Leicester City Council Trading Standards Service, Vinay Kumar Hansrani (48) of Hall Close, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire has been sentenced to 24months imprisonment for money laundering and 12 months imprisonment for counterfeiting designer clothes. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Trading standards ambassador made MBE for fight against scammers

Posted: 19/06/17

Head of the National Trading Standards Scams Team, Louise Baxter, has received royal recognition for her fervent and unwavering efforts in protecting residents from financial fraud.

Company director jailed for fraudulent trading

Posted: 13/06/17

A roofing company director has been jailed for 27 months for fraudulent trading in several communities across Buckinghamshire.

More UK consumers ask the UK European Consumer Centre for help

Posted: 13/06/17

Figures show a 18.2% increase in consumers asking for advice and support.

The Motor Ombudsman sees record level of customer contacts during opening four months of 2017

Posted: 30/05/17

The Motor Ombudsman reports 45% increase in consumer contacts for January to April 2017 compared to the same period in 2016*

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