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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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Celebrate safely this Chinese New Year

Posted: 20/01/2023

We want everyone to enjoy the celebrations safely this Chinese New Year.

Scotland is cracking down on criminals using self storage facilities for illicit activities

Posted: 19/01/2023

Scotland is introducing the Tick Box Scheme to reduce the appeal of self storage facilities to criminals who deal in counterfeit and other illicit goods.

Illicit vapes top list of high street threats, say Trading Standards experts

Posted: 19/01/2023

Rise in illicit vapes and underage sales sparks alarm among consumer protection professionals.

CTSI calls for delay of Retained EU Law Bill as Lords express concerns

Posted: 11/01/2023

The consumer protection body agrees with peers’ criticisms of proposed Bill.

Be on guard against Christmas scams

Posted: 20/12/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is sounding the alarm about the latest wave of scams which could cause misery to consumers and their families in the run-up to Christmas.

CTSI supports call for strengthened allergen rules

Posted: 19/12/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has lent its support to calls for a stronger, more robust system to record incidences of anaphylaxis and to prevent the mislabelling of food containing allergens in the wake of the tragic death of Celia Marsh.

1.4 tonnes of illegal vapes seized by North East Trading Standards teams

Posted: 14/12/2022

Trading Standards teams from across the North East, working together as the North East Trading Standards Association, have removed thousands of non-compliant vaping products from sale. A total of 1.4 tonnes of illegal disposable vaping products seized from retailers during operations over the past six months have been sent for destruction. 

CTSI issues warning as majority of consumers prepare for cut-price Christmas

Posted: 13/12/2022

New research reveals four fifths of UK consumers plan for a “cut price Christmas”.


Lifetime Achievement Award for Southwark man who dedicated his career to Trading Standards

Posted: 30/11/2022

Southwark Borough Trading Standards Officer Ray Moore, with more than 34 years’ experience in London and beyond, has been recognised in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

Travel journalist wins a Trading Standards Hero Award for his practical advice during COVID-19

Posted: 29/11/2022

Travel journalist and broadcaster Simon Calder has won recognition at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony for providing clear and practical advice on travel-related difficulties caused by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the UK leaving the EU.

Salford Trading Standards Officer wins a Hero Award for her work protecting the public

Posted: 29/11/2022

Marsha Bell, a Trading Standards Officer working at Salford City Council, has received an award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) for her work in protecting the public from the hazards of counterfeit goods.

Former police officer wins CTSI Hero Award for scheme safeguarding elderly and vulnerable

Posted: 29/11/2022

Former Police Community Safety Officer Reg Burrell, from Stamford in Lincolnshire, has been recognised in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

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