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CTSI can provide expert 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.


Property Ombudsman backs national approval scheme that protects £51billion consumer spending

Posted: 21/03/17

Consumers are urged to check if their trader is one of the 43,000 businesses following an approved Code of Practice and listed on the Approved Code Directory.

Businesses urged to join consumer protection scheme

Posted: 20/03/17

Businesses are being urged to join one of the UK’s most robust and trusted consumer codes of practice schemes after the total amount it protects topped £50 billion per year.

New guide to help start up businesses

Posted: 09/03/17

Trading standards experts have today published a new guide aimed at first-time entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new business.

Budget statement

Posted: 08/03/17

CTSI chief executive responds to today's budget.

Knives sold to children as young as 13 in London test purchasing

Posted: 08/03/17

Figures published by London Trading Standards show children as young as 13 were able to buy knives in test purchasing carried out across the capital. It is illegal to sell knives to anyone under 18.


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