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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.

Media Enquiries:  If you are a journalist, or representative of a media organisation, CTSI can provide expert opinion, comments and spokespeople on a wide range of Trading Standards, consumer protection and regulatory issues - or point you in the right direction. Please contact our press office on 01268 582240/07811244602 or pressoffice@tsi.org.uk who would be happy to assist.


CTSI welcomes clarity and action from government to tackle youth vaping

Posted: 29/01/24

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has welcomed the announcements from the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) to ban disposable vapes and to strengthen the tools and resources for Trading Standards to make this achievable.

Home builders and consumers to benefit from robust and consistent service standards across UK new-builds

Posted: 15/01/24

January 2024 marks the implementation of the updated Consumer Code for Home Builders’ and Consumer Code for New Homes’ Codes of Practice, which will deliver better consumer protection during the house purchase process and after-sales support across new-builds in the UK.

Almost all home maintenance websites do not comply with the law

Posted: 22/12/23

CTSI launches new Online Audit to clean up E-commerce.

CTSI urges Government to reconsider draft funding settlement for Local Authorities

Posted: 19/12/23

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has urged the Government to reconsider its draft funding settlement for Local Authorities, with concerns that it may lead to further cuts to an already depleted Trading Standards service and result in increased risks to local communities.

Banned imported American candy with huge child appeal and worrying side effects floods the UK

Posted: 11/12/23

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued a serious warning to parents this Christmas around unauthorised ingredients contained in imported American sweets and fizzy drinks with known links to hyperactivity and cancer in children that are readily accessible across UK highstreets.


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