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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.

Public sent phoney texts for NHS COVID-19 Passes

Posted: 20/08/21

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has been sent evidence of a text scam themed around the NHS COVID pass.

Big increase in in-depth cases for UK International Consumer Centre

Posted: 17/08/21

The UK International Consumer Centre (UKICC) saw a busy first six months of 2021, with demand for its services being boosted by UK consumers experiencing Brexit-related problems such as customs and unexpected delivery charges with non-UK traders, as well as COVID-19 issues.

Making the Case for Trading Standards

Posted: 02/08/21

At the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), we know the true value of Trading Standards more than anyone. We also know how important it is to make the argument for investment in trading standards services in an era when Local Authorities have to make difficult budgetary decisions every year. 

John Herriman, CTSI Chief Executive discusses the launch of the BEIS consultation

Posted: 20/07/21

Today sees the long-awaited publication of the BEIS Consultation - “Reforming Competition and Consumer Policy: Driving Growth and Delivering Competitive Markets that Work for Consumers”.


NHS COVID-19 vaccine passport scam sent to holidaymakers

Posted: 07/07/21

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has been made aware of a phoney email clad in NHS branding, informing the recipient that they can supposedly apply for a digital vaccine passport. The message claims that the so-called "Coronavirus Digital Passport" proves that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and "allow(s) you to travel safely and freely around the world without having to self-isolate."

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