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.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is calling for a focus on local trading standards services as the foundation of a strong national consumer protection system, following the publication of Which? report Creating a successful enforcement system for UK consumers yesterday.
Seven local authority trading standards services joined forces to tackle illegal tobacco operations in the South East, seizing nearly £250,000 worth of counterfeit tobacco products, class A drugs and cannabis.
Prompt action from building society and trading standards staff save elderly Leamington Spa resident over £25,000
Two Bournemouth traders, who between them attempted to charge an elderly Leamington Spa resident over £25,000 for unnecessary foam loft insulation, installation of a battery for solar panels and other home maintenance work, without giving her an adequate explanation or justification for the work, have been successfully prosecuted by Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards.
National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team seize thousands of counterfeit and unsafe goods
A joint operation between the National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team Central England, Birmingham Trading Standards, West Midlands Police and partners including the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), the National Markets Group (NMG) and brand representatives, has resulted in the seizure of £2.5 million worth of counterfeit and unsafe products including clothing, jewellery and cosmetics.
A Witney shop is the first in Oxfordshire to be stripped of its alcohol licence.