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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.


Winter tyres: a requirement throughout Europe?

Posted: 17/01/17

Are you venturing out on the road in the freezing conditions sweeping across Europe now? Then it's time to read a Winter Tyres report just published by the European Consumer Centre Network on mandatory equipment for travel this winter in Europe, plus Iceland and Norway.

London cosmetic shops fined £168,000 for selling illegal cosmetics

Posted: 12/01/17

Figures published by London Trading Standards this week showed that 15 cosmetic businesses across the capital were fined a total of £168,579 in 2016 for dealing in unsafe cosmetic products.

Illegal cigarettes found by sniffer dogs costs East London business £13,000

Posted: 11/01/17

London Trading Standards deployment of tobacco sniffer dogs to combat the sale of illegal tobacco yielded another success this month.

Trading Standards ensures Derby is fake rice free

Posted: 09/01/17

Derby City Council Trading Standards have been working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on sampling projects this year to help tackle problems with food that could be damaging to consumers.

Experts call for push payments to be disabled on vulnerable people’s accounts

Posted: 16/12/16

VULNERABLE customers should be able to ‘self-declare’ their status and disable what are termed ‘faster payments’ to prevent them being scammed, experts have warned. 


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