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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.

36 million Brits targeted by a scammer so far this year

Posted: 14/06/21

More than two thirds of adults (36 million) have been targeted by a scammer since January, new research by Citizens Advice has found.

UK-based European consumer service relaunches with international focus

Posted: 11/06/21

A UK consumer service which had been facing potential closure as a result of Brexit is being relaunched with an international focus following the assurance earlier this year of its future by the UK Government for the whole of 2021.

CTSI Chief Executive John Herriman comments on UK-Australia free trade deal

Posted: 07/06/21

CTSI Chief Executive John Herriman comments on the potential UK-Australia free trade deal and some of the Trading Standards concerns connected to the deal.

Census scam text messages target vulnerable public

Posted: 02/06/21

While the deadline for responding to the latest Census for England, Wales and Northern Ireland was back in March, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) continues to receive evidence of a scam using Census deadlines as a means to steal financial details. 

CTSI says Australian trade deal should not risk consumer standards

Posted: 01/06/21

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) welcomes the news that the UK is in an advanced state in its free trade talks with Australia. The UK and Australian Governments announced this month that trade negotiations had reached a "gold-standard" tariff-free, quota-free trade deal.

There are, however, concerns about potential impacts upon consumer standards that this deal could bring, such as the possible opening up of the UK market to hormone-injected meat. 

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