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CTSI can provide expert expert opinion on national trading standards policy and legislation. However, if you are looking for details of a specific case it is most likely a matter for the local authority trading standards team.


Christmas Cosmetics Warning

Posted: 12/12/17

Throughout October and November, Local Authority Trading Standards Services have been participating in a Scottish National Product Safety Group project, focussing on MI in Cosmetics.

Christmas shoppers forgo online safety checks

Posted: 08/12/17

Concerns that Brits could put themselves at risk of online fraud this Christmas

Can our safety tests be trusted?

Posted: 08/12/17

How safe are your home appliances? Non-flame-retardant plastic-backed fridges, fridge freezers and freezers have been passing existing safety standards for years. That should put your mind at ease, knowing your newly acquired fridge-freezer has passed its safety test. Well, think again.

♫ Jingle bells, this deal smells... ♫

Posted: 06/12/17

♫ Strolling through the stalls,
Five presents on each arm.
You’re almost done, but then you see,
A steal, so what’s the harm? ♫ 

Rogue builder jailed after ignoring court order and targeting elderly

Posted: 05/12/17

A 79-year-old rogue builder has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for breaching a court order preventing him from cold calling and carrying out building work.


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