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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 provides oral evidence to Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Posted: 01/03/2022

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Chair of the Board, Steve Ruddy, provided oral evidence to a Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee meeting, which discussed post-pandemic economic growth covering state aid and post-Brexit competition policy.

Trading standards body urges caution on reintroduction of imperial markings

Posted: 24/02/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has urged caution and no rushed decisions concerning the UK Government's announcement that it intends to study the economic impacts of reintroducing imperial markings.

Trading Standards: Cost of living crisis will greatly expand consumer vulnerability

Posted: 22/02/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) warns that the cost of living crisis will greatly expand consumer vulnerability and that the UK urgently needs a more effective strategy to protect consumers.

Trading Standards highlight risks from disposable vaping products in Scotland

Posted: 22/02/2022

A comprehensive examination of the market in Scotland for single use, or disposable, vaping products was carried out during October to December 2021, and found a wide range of non-compliant devices, with both safety and health risks. The project involved most of Scotland’s local authority trading standards services and was coordinated by The Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS).

CTSI Scottish Branch welcomes MSP's warning about unsustainability of trading standards profession

Posted: 17/02/2022

The Scottish Branch of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) welcomes Scottish Parliament Member Fiona Hyslop's calls for more funding for Trading Standards.

Consumer Protection must be levelled up as UK Government looks to Brexit freedoms

Posted: 14/02/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) announces that it is working to make sure consumer protection is levelled up alongside the rest of the UK Government's post-Brexit plan after the release this month of a Government white paper detailing the plans.

Best man secures stag do refund with help of UK International Consumer Centre

Posted: 14/02/2022

Best man Andrew Nuvoletta planned a stag go for a party of 13 ‘stags’ in the Netherlands, with an itinerary which was designed to make a real occasion of the event.

CTSI promotes trading standards careers to mark National Apprenticeship Week

Posted: 07/02/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), the professional membership association that trains and represents the trading standards profession, marks National Apprenticeship Week by promoting Regulatory Compliance Officer (RCO) apprenticeships. The 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships occurs between 7 - 13 February 2022. CTSI has created a hub on its website with information about the RCO apprenticeships at this link.

Don't let scammers tug your heartstrings to get at your purse strings

Posted: 01/02/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and trading standards services across the country warn the public to be wary of romance fraud this Valentine's Day. With pandemic restrictions lowered or removed entirely, many expect this Valentine's Day to see a surge of star-crossed lovers seeking to make a connection compared to last February, when the country was under lockdown.

CMA action secures improvements from leading PCR testing provider

Posted: 25/01/2022

After thousands of customers received their money back from Dante Labs, the firm has committed to pay any outstanding refunds within 21 days, following CMA action.

Scammers continue to impersonate trading standards to defraud public

Posted: 25/01/2022

A mail scam that impersonates the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) continues to be active after almost a year. 

Trading Standards on patrols combatting largest ever UK outbreak of Avian Flu

Posted: 24/01/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) can reveal that trading standards (TS) services are undertaking essential work, including foot patrols and bird detection, to stem the largest outbreak of Avian Flu ever seen in the UK.


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