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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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BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme was recognised by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) at its annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

Birmingham trading standards expert wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

Senior Trading Standards Officer Tariq Mohammed has been awarded the CTSI Hero Award for Intellectual Property (IP).

Reforming the framework for better regulation - CTSI response

Posted: 04/10/2021

The CTSI response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation.

 

 

Accountancy firm boss sentenced for advertising non-existent jobs

Posted: 04/10/2021

The director of a London-based company that offered jobs via an online recruitment website has been given a suspended sentence for his part in a fraud that saw job applicants apply for positions that didn’t exist.

CTSI welcomes new PAC report which states UK regulatory system lacks capacity and skills to meet the challenges it faces

Posted: 01/10/2021

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) welcomes a new report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that recognises the real dangers of unsafe products and the "serious challenges for regulators", skills and capacity.

CTSI and OPSS launch magnet safety campaign

Posted: 29/09/2021

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), working with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), is launching a safety campaign about magnets and magnet ingestion among children.

CTSI President the Earl of Lindsay highlights growth of CCAS scheme at Symposium opening

Posted: 28/09/2021

This year's CTSI Symposium opened this morning at Birmingham's Eastside Rooms. CTSI Chair Wendy Potts opened proceedings welcoming attendees to Birmingham and introducing the speakers and plenary session. Recorded speeches by CTSI President the Earl of Lindsay and Consumer Minister Paul Scully followed.

Almost half a million 18-24-year-olds lost over £500 to scams since first COVID-19 lockdown

Posted: 28/09/2021

A recent survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) discovered that 9% (479,880)* of 18-24-year-olds lost over £500 to scams since the beginning of the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March 2020.

CTSI Symposium 2021 opens in Birmingham

Posted: 27/09/2021

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) Symposium will open at Birmingham’s Eastside Rooms on Tuesday 28 September, and run until Thursday 30 September. The event is the largest gathering of trading standards professionals in the UK. 

CTSI Letter to the Consumer Minister - Possible Re-introduction of Imperial measures

Posted: 27/09/2021

CTSI seeks assurances that any plans to reintroduce Imperial measures will be based on a full consultation and impact assessment informed by professional bodies

YouGov survey reveals over 2.6 million UK adults scammed since lockdown

Posted: 23/09/2021

A survey released by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) revealed that 5% (over 2.6 million)* of UK adults online were scammed since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. 

Karate teacher gets four years jail time for fake DVD business

Posted: 22/09/2021

A karate teacher found selling fake DVDs and Scholl foot care products, running a fraudulent business, money laundering and more, is today sentenced to four years in prison.


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