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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.

Helping scam victims earns Hero Award for Northern Ireland Trading Standards Enforcement Officer

Posted: 29/11/22

Alison Gilchrist, Northern Ireland’s Lead Officer on Doorstep Crime and Scams, has received the Trading Standards Hero Award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) for her tireless work safeguarding victims and potential victims of scams and rogue traders, resulting in savings of over £1m.

Coalition urges Government to scrap EU Bill timetable

Posted: 25/11/22

Loss of protections across product and food safety, and tackling scams, top public and experts’ concerns.

CTSI urges shoppers to be careful what they bargain for this Black Friday

Posted: 21/11/22

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is urging shoppers seeking to save money on Black Friday bargains to be on their guard against scams, fake reviews and potentially unsafe goods.

Shop wisely this sale season and avoid getting less than you bargained for with top tips from Citizens Advice

Posted: 14/11/22

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the festive season fast approaching, Citizens Advice has released its top tips to remind bargain hunters how to shop safely online.

Council and police seize large quantity of unlicensed fireworks

Posted: 08/11/22

Illegally stored fireworks worth between £6,000 and £10,000 were seized by North Lanarkshire Council’s Trading Standards Officers, assisted by Police Scotland, from an unlicensed premises in Wishaw on Friday.

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