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Welcome to CTSI's News Room. Browse through our latest Consumer Protection and Trading Standards news reports (below), or take a look through our archive of news articles from previous years.

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Number of young people smoking in North West falls to record low

Posted: 20/04/2023

A new survey released today (Thursday, April 20) has found that the number of young people in the North West of England who smoke is down to 6% - the lowest level recorded.

CTSI warns of holiday and passport scams as travel season begins

Posted: 12/04/2023

Holidaymakers are urged to be on the lookout for fraudsters using bogus social media ads and exploiting passport delays.

CTSI welcomes Government announcement on vaping

Posted: 11/04/2023

CTSI welcomes the government's announcement, particularly given our recent campaigning and awareness raising on the issues around vaping

CTSI welcomes Government proposals to tackle challenges around vaping

Posted: 09/04/2023

CTSI statement in response to the Department of Health and Social Care announcement made today.

March news and policy round-up

Posted: 30/03/2023

A round-up of the main news stories and media coverage this month

Scottish Trading Standards find serious pricing issues in supermarkets and convenience stores that are costing consumers £millions across Scotland

Posted: 22/03/2023

An investigation by local authority Trading Standards services in Scotland has found a range of pricing issues in shops across Scotland, to the detriment of consumers and may be contributing to the cost of living crisis to the tune of many millions of pounds.

New guidance launched for holiday caravan park owners and operators

Posted: 09/03/2023

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) publish guidance for holiday caravan park owners and operators.

February news and policy round-up

Posted: 24/02/2023

A round-up of the main news stories and media coverage this month

CTSI shares food scandal concerns

Posted: 21/02/2023

CTSI shares NFU chief’s concerns about potential for ‘disastrous’ food scandal.

£40,000 worth of illegal vapes taken off City streets set to be destroyed

Posted: 16/02/2023

The City of London Corporation’s Trading Standards team has seized £40,000 worth of banned vapes from a Square Mile retailer.

Warning over unsafe ‘Boxo Blend’ blenders after fatal fire

Posted: 14/02/2023

Islington Council has issued a warning about unsafe ‘Boxo Blend’ kitchen blenders, after one of the devices caused a fatal flat fire in Haringey.

CTSI welcomes LGA’s call for stronger rules to prevent underage vape sales

Posted: 11/02/2023

The Trading Standards body supports stricter regulation of the display and positioning of vapes in retail premises.

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