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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.


Bogus carer jailed after fleecing blind WW2 vet for £250,000

Posted: 26/04/17

The jailing of a bogus carer who fleeced a blind war hero for £250,000 is a rare example of the systemic grooming and exploitation of elderly people coming before the courts, experts have said.

Food fraudsters each get five year prison sentences

Posted: 25/04/17

Investigations led by Leicester City Council's Trading Standards team revealed meat being supplied as lamb to shops and restaurants throughout the East Midlands and as far afield as Middlesbrough and Portsmouth, was in fact turkey.

An Exeter shopkeeper has been found guilty of selling ‘fake’ branded tobacco and avoiding paying more than £25,700 of duty.

Posted: 21/04/17

Kamal Omar Suleiman, 32, leaseholder of the Quick Stop Shop, 143b Fore Street, Exeter, was sentenced to a 15 week prison sentence, suspended for a year, at Exeter Magistrates Court on Thursday 13 April. 

Man convicted after selling illegal puppy to Plymouth family

Posted: 20/04/17

A man currently living in Wales who sold an underage French Bull Dog puppy has been convicted of two offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 for placing an advert on Gumtree containing false information and failing to make it clear that he was acting as a trader.

Battery storage added to the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, to promote consumer protection

Posted: 12/04/17

Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) has today announced that its long-established Consumer Code extends to battery storage systems and other ‘related’ products typically sold alongside solar panels. RECC has registered increased interest in these products from its members, and also, regrettably, a rise in complaints citing mis-selling.


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