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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.


An Exeter shopkeeper has been found guilty of selling ‘fake’ branded tobacco and avoiding paying more than £25,700 of duty.

Posted: 21/04/17

Kamal Omar Suleiman, 32, leaseholder of the Quick Stop Shop, 143b Fore Street, Exeter, was sentenced to a 15 week prison sentence, suspended for a year, at Exeter Magistrates Court on Thursday 13 April. 

Man convicted after selling illegal puppy to Plymouth family

Posted: 20/04/17

A man currently living in Wales who sold an underage French Bull Dog puppy has been convicted of two offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 for placing an advert on Gumtree containing false information and failing to make it clear that he was acting as a trader.

Battery storage added to the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, to promote consumer protection

Posted: 12/04/17

Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) has today announced that its long-established Consumer Code extends to battery storage systems and other ‘related’ products typically sold alongside solar panels. RECC has registered increased interest in these products from its members, and also, regrettably, a rise in complaints citing mis-selling.

Warning after safety tests lead to over 32,000 telescopic ladders being withdrawn from sale

Posted: 07/04/17

DIY enthusiasts, tradesmen and gardeners are being warned to check telescopic ladders thoroughly and use them with care after investigations led to over 32,000 dangerous sets being withdrawn from sale.

London Trading Standards announces Lynn Faulds Wood as new ambassador

Posted: 05/04/17

London Trading Standards are delighted to announce that former BBC Watchdog presenter and consumer campaigner Lynn Faulds Wood has agreed  to act as an ambassador for London Trading Standards.


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