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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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Give romance scammers the cold shoulder this Valentine’s Day, CTSI urges

Posted: 10/02/2023

Trading Standards experts are warning those looking to fall in love not to fall for romance scams.

CTSI issues warning about e-bike and e-scooter battery fires

Posted: 09/02/2023

Trading Standards urges public and retailers to avoid non-compliant devices following dramatic surge in house fires.

Government scraps BEIS

Posted: 07/02/2023

The Government has announced that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been replaced with the new Department for Business and Trade, with International trade secretary Kemi Badenoch replacing Grant Shapps as Business Secretary.

CTSI and partners celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Posted: 06/02/2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Institute of Licensing (IoL) are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by encouraging employers to explore the opportunity of apprentices

Toy safety fears prompt BTHA to join CTSI’s Retained EU Law Bill campaign

Posted: 06/02/2023

The toy industry body is concerned that important toy safety laws could be lost, putting children at risk and harming British businesses.

Don’t let ‘toxic mould’ scammers into your home, CTSI warns

Posted: 25/01/2023

Cold-callers are targeting deprived areas with fake surveys and bogus energy-efficiency claims

Celebrate safely this Chinese New Year

Posted: 20/01/2023

We want everyone to enjoy the celebrations safely this Chinese New Year.

Scotland is cracking down on criminals using self storage facilities for illicit activities

Posted: 19/01/2023

Scotland is introducing the Tick Box Scheme to reduce the appeal of self storage facilities to criminals who deal in counterfeit and other illicit goods.

Illicit vapes top list of high street threats, say Trading Standards experts

Posted: 19/01/2023

Rise in illicit vapes and underage sales sparks alarm among consumer protection professionals.

CTSI calls for delay of Retained EU Law Bill as Lords express concerns

Posted: 11/01/2023

The consumer protection body agrees with peers’ criticisms of proposed Bill.

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