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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.

COSLA agree to trading standards future workforce proposals

Posted: 20/12/17

Following a lengthy review designed to better protect consumers and tackle the heavily declining numbers of trading standards staff, COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) has responded to proposals to address the future delivery of Scottish local authority trading standards services.

Suspected fake designer goods seized in Trading Standards raids

Posted: 19/12/17

Shoppers are being encouraged to heed consumer advice this Christmas after Barnet Trading Standards officers seized hundreds of suspected counterfeit designer handbags during raids on shops in the borough.

Unwanted gifts? Faulty goods? Know your customers rights this Christmas

Posted: 18/12/17

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, and consumers are flocking to the shops to pick up the latest deals.

Counterfeit Christmas toys flood the market

Posted: 14/12/17

Parents frantically trying to find that must-have Christmas toy for their child have been warned by authorities of scammers peddling potentially dangerous counterfeit goods.

Marking 10 years of consumer complaints – a hair transplant, masturbation aid, fingers in dog food, ghost-hunting and flowers

Posted: 13/12/17

A ghost-hunting device, flowers, hair transplant, human fingers in dog food and a masturbation aid are just a few of the more bizarre subjects for complaints received from UK consumers by the UK European Consumer Centre consumer advice line within the past year.

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