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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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Almost all home maintenance websites do not comply with the law

Posted: 22/12/2023

CTSI launches new Online Audit to clean up E-commerce.

CTSI urges Government to reconsider draft funding settlement for Local Authorities

Posted: 19/12/2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has urged the Government to reconsider its draft funding settlement for Local Authorities, with concerns that it may lead to further cuts to an already depleted Trading Standards service and result in increased risks to local communities.

Banned imported American candy with huge child appeal and worrying side effects floods the UK

Posted: 11/12/2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued a serious warning to parents this Christmas around unauthorised ingredients contained in imported American sweets and fizzy drinks with known links to hyperactivity and cancer in children that are readily accessible across UK highstreets.

BBC One programme Scam Interceptors wins major national Hero Award for uncovering call centre scams

Posted: 08/12/2023

BBC One programme Scam Interceptors, has received the Business Award at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony which celebrates outstanding work in consumer protection.

Caerphilly Trading Standards Officers save animals from horrifying welfare conditions

Posted: 08/12/2023

The Caerphilly County Borough Council Trading Standards Team has received the Institute’s Hero Award at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Hero Awards which celebrates outstanding achievements in consumer protection.

UK government to rapidly progress plans to create a smokefree generation

Posted: 06/12/2023

Plans to introduce the most significant public health intervention in a generation and phase out smoking are progressing at pace, as the government’s consultation closes today.

Hammersmith and Fulham Trading Standards Officer puts criminals behind bars

Posted: 01/12/2023

Doug Love, Lead Practitioner in Trading Standards at Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s Trading Standards has received the Intellectual Property Award at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Hero Awards which celebrates outstanding achievements in consumer protection.

London Race and Equality experts win National Award

Posted: 01/12/2023

The London Branch Race and Equalities Group has received the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony which celebrates outstanding achievements in consumer protection.

Trading Standards food safety expert wins award for preventing deaths

Posted: 30/11/2023

Alison Richardson from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards wins the first Megan Lee Hero Award at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony which celebrates outstanding achievements in consumer protection.

Child Accident Prevention Trust win national Hero Award for child-saving campaigns

Posted: 30/11/2023

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has received the Product Safety Award at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony which celebrates outstanding achievements in consumer protection in the UK.

CTSI and CIEH issue joint response to FSA/FSS report on local authority workforce capacity and capability

Posted: 09/11/2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have both supported the need for action to be taken to address critical issues presented in the Food Standards Agency’s LA Capacity & Capability Report, which highlights the urgent workforce challenges within the Trading Standards (TS) profession and Environmental Health (EH).


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