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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.


Trading Standards tackles Greenwashing for a sustainable future

Posted: 12/11/21

Pledges were made this week by nations from across the globe to work towards carbon neutral targets to help save our planet for future generations. These are serious discussions about important issues; ultimately though its success will depend on how consumers embrace Net Zero and purchase products and services in a more environmentally friendly manner.

Environmentally unfriendly garden compost containing peat breaches UK Green Claims Code and may mislead consumers

Posted: 10/11/21

As the COP26 UN Climate Change conference draws to a close this week in Glasgow, Trading Standards
officials in Scotland have revealed details of a national project looking at the peat content of garden
compost in response to increasing environmental concerns and the introduction of new Competition and
Markets Authority (CMA) guidance on misleading environmental claims – the ‘Green Claims Code’1.

CTSI issues warning ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Posted: 09/11/21

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is warning consumers ahead of the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events on Friday, 26 November and Monday, 29 November, respectively. 

£4.8bn council funding boost opportunity for trading standards investment

Posted: 05/11/21

The UK Government announced an increase to Local Authority core funding totalling £4.8bn. The Department for Levelling up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) will increase funding by 9.4% over the three-year spending review period, to £12.5bn by 2024-25. This rise is the most significant percentage increase among all government departments at this year's budget.

Plan to achieve good quality of life for all animals in Wales published

Posted: 04/11/21

A five-year plan which outlines steps towards achieving the ambition of ensuring a good quality of life for all animals in Wales will be published today by the Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths.


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