Coming up in 2016

With two national reviews into trading standards due to report imminently, and several pieces of new legislation that will directly impact the service set to reach Royal Assent this year, 2016 is already set to be a busy one for the whole profession. At CTSI, the policy team continue in our endeavours to represent members’…

Fighting talk at Party Conferences

How to tackle the scammers was the main talking point at CTSI’s fringe events during this year’s political party conferences. Our policy team gives a run down of proceedings. CTSI’s policy team joined forces with Age UK to take the message about the impact of scams – and the issue of dealing with them – to this year’s Labour…

Age UK: Taking stock on tackling scams

A growing problem? As trading standards professionals will know only too well, older people are likely to be losing large amounts of money – and worse, facing potential health impacts – because they are targeted by scammers. Our recent report ‘Only the tip of the iceberg’ showed that over half (53%) of people aged 65+ believe…