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CTSI can provide 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.

Almost 250 residents take advantage of free electric blanket safety tests

Posted: 18/10/18

Almost 250 residents took advantage of this year’s electric blankets safety tests provided by Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards.

Consumer Harm Report 2018

Posted: 28/09/18

National Trading Standards’ annual Consumer Harm Report reveals more consumer detriment prevented and record prison sentences handed down. Report also highlights new and emerging threats facing consumers and businesses.

Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge councils secure £480,000 court case victory

Posted: 24/09/18

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in co-operation with the London Borough of Redbridge have taken a major step in London’s fight against knife crime after B&M Retail Ltd was ordered to pay £492,598.53 – one of the biggest ever fines for knife crime in the UK.

CTSI urges businesses to consider benefits of ADR

Posted: 17/09/18

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) urges businesses to become a member of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS), which is key to strengthening consumer confidence and protection by adopting more effective methods such as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Knives and alcohol still being sold to children in London shops

Posted: 14/09/18

Test purchases conducted by London Trading Standards (LTS) have shown that shops in London are still selling knives and alcohol to children as young as 13. Tobacco was also high on the list of age-restricted products sold to children, with tobacco being sold to 14-year olds.

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