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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.


Fraudulent landlord jailed

Posted: 29/11/17

A landlord who mislead tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats.

Millions still unclear about what they sign up for

Posted: 27/11/17

Have you or anyone you know ever been locked into a subscription for an offering you didn’t sign up for? You are not alone.

An estimated two million people across the UK still experience issues cancelling recurring payments for subscriptions without their apparent authorisation.

Citizens Advice reveals consumers spend an average of £160 on unwanted subscriptions during National Consumer Week

Posted: 27/11/17

New analysis shows that in three months consumers paid an average of £160 towards unwanted subscriptions like gym memberships, television, insurance and online streaming services.

Know your rights and don’t lose out this Black Friday weekend

Posted: 24/11/17

Looking to pick up an online bargain this Black Friday weekend? The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are a fantastic way to get your Christmas shopping done, or pick up a great deal for yourself. Right? Well, not always!

End of the road for business selling counterfeit car parts

Posted: 21/11/17

A man from Brent has been slapped with a hefty fine and a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of conning consumers by selling counterfeit automotive goods.


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