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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.

Vow to tackle doorstep crime during National Consumer Week 2014

Posted: 06/05/14

National Consumer Week (NCW) 2014 will start on Monday 3 November. This year's theme is doorstep crime with a focus on encouraging friends, neighbours and carers to intervene when they suspect  vulnerable neighbours and relatives are, or could become victim of doorstep crime.

European Consumer Centres score a winning goal for consumers travelling to the 2014 World Cup

Posted: 01/05/14

Will you accompany the Three Lions to the World Cup this summer? And if so, do you know what to expect as a consumer in Brazil? 

Four million people scammed each year

Posted: 01/05/14

Scams Awareness Month is running throughout May to warn about the fraudsters preying on hard-up households.

Advice centre helps sharpen consumers' teeth to sue traders in a different European country

Posted: 16/04/14

Action is being taken by consumer advice organisation the UK European Consumer Centre (UK ECC) to help consumers living in the UK understand how to make a claim against a trader based in a different European country.

40% cut in trading standards will devastate vulnerable consumers

Posted: 07/04/14

Consumers will suffer as trading standards budgets in England and Wales are slashed by an average of 40%. These cuts leave the country open to an influx of dangerous counterfeit goods and will place elderly and vulnerable consumers at greater risk of losing their independence. 

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