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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.


ASA research into consumer understanding of reference prices in ads

Posted: 08/03/18

Price comparisons and savings are a familiar sight in ads, be it in online promotions for the latest gadgets, newspaper ads promoting discounts for the next grocery shop or TV ads offering savings on a range of household goods. It’s not a secret that everyone likes getting a bargain, and using “reference prices” (comparing the current price of a product to a higher price such as a previous selling price) is a great way to highlight good deals.

ASA clamps down on misleading pricing practices by secondary ticketing providers

Posted: 07/03/18

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today taken action against four of the main operators in the secondary ticketing sector (StubHub UK, viagogo AG, Seatwave Ltd, GET ME IN! Ltd), banning the misleading presentation of pricing information on their websites.

Women should mark International Women’s Day by complaining more, says UK European Consumer Centre

Posted: 06/03/18

Female UK consumers are being urged to complain more, as International Women’s Day approaches (8 March 2018).

Responsible knife sales vital to communities, says county trading standards leader

Posted: 05/03/18

Responsible knife sales are vital for community safety, Staffordshire’s cabinet member for trading standards has said following a test purchase operation.

New slaughterhouse CCTV law will help safeguard animal welfare, say vets

Posted: 23/02/18

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare will be laid today (23 February) by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.


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