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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.


The Motor Ombudsman’s online Vehicle Recalls tool records an 80% increase in usage

Posted: 17/05/17

The portal allows users to search for any outstanding safety recalls on a specific car, based on the VIN number.

National crack down on rogue traders- Operation Rogue Trader 2017

Posted: 12/05/17

Rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers across the UK are being targeted in a UK wide day of action.

Tobacco and vaping laws are changing: London Trading Standards reminds smokers and retailers

Posted: 10/05/17

London Trading Standards are reminding smokers and tobacco retailers about changes to the law that come into full effect on 20th May 2017.

Nearly a quarter of motorists are influenced by an advertisement when buying a new car

Posted: 09/05/17

24% of consumers are influenced by an advert when purchasing a new car according to The Motor Ombudsman’s annual New Car Code of Practice survey

The impact of trading standards

Posted: 08/05/17

New video to help trading standards professionals engage with elected members.

Trading standards is a small and little understood local authority service that punches well above its weight in terms of impact. In order to help you understand how the work of trading standards contributes to your local community, and to help trading standards officers spread the message to their local elected members, we have created a short video focusing on just three of the impacts of the service.

  • Safeguarding vulnerable people from scams and fraud which affect their financial, physical and mental health.
  • Protecting young people's health and welfare by preventing underage sales of harmful products.
  • Helping businesses to grow and thrive through expert advice on regulation.


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