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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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Shop wisely this sale season and avoid getting less than you bargained for with top tips from Citizens Advice

Posted: 14/11/22

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the festive season fast approaching, Citizens Advice has released its top tips to remind bargain hunters how to shop safely online.

Council and police seize large quantity of unlicensed fireworks

Posted: 08/11/22

Illegally stored fireworks worth between £6,000 and £10,000 were seized by North Lanarkshire Council’s Trading Standards Officers, assisted by Police Scotland, from an unlicensed premises in Wishaw on Friday.

Losing just £100 to a scam would tip 13 million into crisis

Posted: 03/11/22

For one in four (24%) UK adults*, losing just £100 to a scam now would tip them into serious financial crisis, unable to pay bills, buy food or buy other essentials, according to research** released today by National Trading Standards (NTS). Although losing any amount of money to a scam today would hurt 70% of people more than it would have done a year ago, a loss of just £250 would tip 37% into crisis, with 48% unable to cope with a loss of £500.  

All Party Group on Smoking and Health Chairman, Bob Blackman MP, calls on government to listen to tobacco retailers

Posted: 02/11/22

An All Party Group on Smoking and Health today heard the results of a survey today showing that the majority of tobacco retailers support existing tobacco laws and also tougher regulations in future including a levy on tobacco manufacturers to pay for measures to help smokers quit, and raising the age of sale to 21. Conservative Chairman of the APPG, Bob Blackman, has secured the first backbench debate under the new government on Thursday 3 November and plans to raise the findings of the survey in the debate.

CTSI voices concern over hurried timetable for EU Law reforms

Posted: 01/11/22

CTSI urges rethink on timetable for Retained EU Law Bill, as “pace and scale of change is daunting”.

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