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The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is warning consumers ahead of the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events on Friday, 26 November and Monday, 29 November, respectively.
The UK Government announced an increase to Local Authority core funding totalling £4.8bn. The Department for Levelling up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) will increase funding by 9.4% over the three-year spending review period, to £12.5bn by 2024-25. This rise is the most significant percentage increase among all government departments at this year's budget.
A five-year plan which outlines steps towards achieving the ambition of ensuring a good quality of life for all animals in Wales will be published today by the Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths.
According to a recent survey of its business code sponsors, the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) announced that almost 94% believed membership in the scheme raised their reputation.
Deprioritisation of £14 million investment in regulatory compliance apprenticeships "considerably disappointing"
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have voiced their "considerable disappointment" at the announcement that the Government's spending review will not consider a proposed ring-fenced fund for regulatory compliance apprenticeships.