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Home warranty provider, Checkmate, first in industry to receive TSI stamp of approval

Posted: 03/19/2015

Consumers looking for legitimate home warranty providers that ensure consumer protections above and beyond those outlined in legislation can now turn to Checkmate.

UK set for standardised packaging from May 2016

Posted: 03/18/2015

The Trading Standards Institute’s chief executive Leon Livermore said: “We welcome the news that the UK is now set to have standardised packaging from May 2016 – it is a victory for public health, which is an area closely linked to the work carried out by trading standards in local government. 

TSI welcomes trading standards champion, Lynn Faulds Wood, to product safety review

Posted: 03/13/2015

The Trading Standards Institute welcomes consumer and trading standards champion Lynn Faulds Wood's appointment to lead a review of the UK's system for the recall of unsafe products. 

Thousands of tenants and landlords report disputes to The Property Ombudsman scheme, following new government legislation for lettings agents

Posted: 02/23/2015

Sixty-nine per cent of consumer complaints were supported by the TPO scheme, which recently gained approval from the TSI CCAS for its Lettings Code of Practice.

10 years of a child’s life – saved!

Posted: 02/09/2015

In the run up to this year’s general election TSI are implementing a strategy to raise the profile of trading standards among politicians.

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