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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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Know your rights and don’t lose out this Black Friday weekend

Posted: 24/11/17

Looking to pick up an online bargain this Black Friday weekend? The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are a fantastic way to get your Christmas shopping done, or pick up a great deal for yourself. Right? Well, not always!

End of the road for business selling counterfeit car parts

Posted: 21/11/17

A man from Brent has been slapped with a hefty fine and a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of conning consumers by selling counterfeit automotive goods.

Latest CPPD documents published by CTSI

Posted: 21/11/17

We are pleased to inform those registered into the CPPD scheme and those that are Chartered Trading Standards Practitioners (CTSP) that the latest CPPD handbook, Form 4, and Form 2 are now available on the CTSI website.

Laundered cash used to compensate rogue trader victims

Posted: 16/11/17

One of a pair of convicted rogue builders has been ordered to pay back more than £11,000 of his illegal earnings.

Motorists urged to tick all the boxes this winter says The Motor Ombudsman

Posted: 15/11/17

As the mercury drops, and the days get shorter in the run-up to winter, The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution provider, is urging drivers to look out for its widely-recognised logo at their local independent garage or franchised dealer when getting their car ready for the cold weather.


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