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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 welcomes CMA Unit Pricing Inquiry

Posted: 21/07/2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has welcomed the publication of an Inquiry undertaken by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into unit pricing across the UK.

Stronger powers to combat illicit tobacco come into force

Posted: 20/07/2023

More than 27 million illicit cigarettes and 7,500kg of hand-rolling tobacco were seized under Operation CeCe in its first two years, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and National Trading Standards have revealed.

CTSI warns that lack of legal definition for vegan food could cost lives

Posted: 07/07/2023

New research identifies legal loophole in vegan food rules that could leave people with allergies in the dark about what they are eating.

Summer of SMS scams

Posted: 07/07/2023

CTSI warns about text message fraudsters scammers are posing as family members to steal information and potentially endanger youngsters.


CTSI launches new corporate film

Posted: 30/06/2023

CTSI was delighted to preview its new corporate film, Anything But Standard, at the Annual Conference in Birmingham

June news and policy round-up

Posted: 30/06/2023

A round-up of the main news stories and media coverage this month

A nose for trouble: Specialist sniffer dog detects illegal vapes

Posted: 22/06/2023

Wagtail UK, an award-winning detection dog company, has taken a groundbreaking step in the fight against illegal vapes by successfully training one of the UK’s first dedicated illegal vape detection dogs.

Facebook Marketplace tops list of most complained-about online retail platforms

Posted: 20/06/2023

Social media giant’s e-commerce arm causes most concerns for UK’s Trading Standards

Hormone disrupting toys found on UK high street

Posted: 20/06/2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is issuing a stark warning to the public after toy testing revealed a bow-and-arrow set containing 100 times the legal limit of phthalates and a fashion doll set 300 times over the legal limit.

Cuts to Enfield Trading Standards risk endangering public safety and encouraging criminals

Posted: 08/06/2023

Enfield could become the UK’s first Local Authority without a Trading Standards department

CTSI calls for holiday protections and terms and conditions to be simplified to help consumers

Posted: 02/06/2023

Almost three quarters of UK consumers don’t read T&Cs

CTSI statement on the latest Government announcement on underage vaping

Posted: 30/05/2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has released a statement in response to the Government's announcement today regarding steps being taken to crack down on rogue firms targeting children with free samples.

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