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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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CTSI is proud to be first signatory to sign up to new National Trading Standards Fraud and Scams Victim Charter

Posted: 20/06/2024

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is proud to be the first signatory of the new National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team’s ‘Fraud and Scams Victim Charter’. This is another milestone in the work of both CTSI and NTS to support and inform consumers with regards to the scams and frauds they may experience.

Help us stand up to criminals, CTSI urges next government

Posted: 19/06/2024

Criminals are benefiting while the lives and livelihoods of the public are being put at risk, says Trading Standards.

Energy-efficiency pledges ‘undermined by lack of consumer confidence’

Posted: 18/06/2024

Party manifestos promise investment into a sector mired in confusion and rife with rogue traders.

NEW RESEARCH: Over Two Thirds of UK Beer and Wine Servings are Short Measures

Posted: 24/05/2024

New research findings published from UK Trading Standards.

General Election brings new opportunities for a renewed investment in Trading Standards

Posted: 23/05/2024

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has welcomed the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement after months of speculation that the next General Election will be held on the 4 July 2024. 

CTSI supports CMA call for grocery stores to make accurate pricing a priority and co-badges business guidance materials

Posted: 09/05/2024

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for grocery stores to prioritise accurate pricing for consumers after finding inaccurate pricing in some stores.

New Laws to Protect Consumers from Cyber Criminals come into force in the UK

Posted: 29/04/2024

From today, regulations enforcing consumer protections against hacking and cyber-attacks will take effect, mandating that internet-connected smart devices meet minimum-security standards by law.

Enhanced Protection for New Home Buyers

Posted: 26/04/2024

The Approved Code Scheme is pleased to announce that Ark Insurance has successfully passed all the necessary stages and rigorous checks to become the latest Code Sponsor within the scheme.

Dangerous Illegal Cosmetic Products Pose Serious Health Risks for Consumers

Posted: 25/04/2024

Trading Standards warn public over harmful illegal cosmetic products for sale online.

CTSI meets the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Small Markets

Posted: 15/04/2024

Meeting Kevin Hollinrake, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Small Markets. 

CTSI Warns of Criminals Targeting Mourners in our Local Communities

Posted: 28/03/2024

Consumer warning issued as Trading Standards concern over targets on bereaved loved ones increase.

Scottish Trading Standards puts Spotlight on Pricing and Short-Weight Issues Affecting Consumers

Posted: 25/03/2024

Scottish Trading Standards find that consumers across Scotland are continuing to lose out from pricing issues in convenience stores and unacceptable levels of short-weight goods that together are costing Scottish consumers £millions.


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