Magna Carta celebrates 800th anniversary

The Queen, patron of the Magna Carta Trust, will today be visiting the green meadow on the bank of the river Thames where the agreement of the Magna Carta took place on 15 June 2015. The document marks the beginning of the current weights and measures system used by trading standards officers across the UK…

ACI highlights its electrical market surveillance concerns

A rise in the number of dangerous product reports in the EU has led the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) to question why the UK has fallen out of the top five case reporting countries, according to newly published figures by the European Commission. The ACI, which highlights and reports issues with sub-standard, faulty and non-approved…

CTSI solicitor discusses the path to chartered status

Lyndsay Gough, commercial consultant solicitor for Keystone Law, contributed the following blog about her experience working with CTSI on obtaining chartered status. In my role as a solicitor at Keystone Law, I’ve been working with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) for around 11 years now, assisting with various legal matters. The project to obtain…

Conference sponsor celebrates 21 years with trading standards

This year, conference sponsor Status International celebrates 21 years attending CTSI conferences and working with our beloved trading standards officers. Status International is perhaps the largest independent Light Bulb and Accessory supplier in the UK and, incidentally, was the first designated Primary Authority Partnership. ‘Our customers are supermarkets and wholesalers,’ said Peter McVeigh, managing director…

Campaign educates consumers about counterfeit beauty products

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and  other City of London Police units are supporting a campaign this week that aims to stop consumers from buying harmful counterfeit beauty products. Today, Monday 18 May, the campaign launches with education advice about counterfeit beauty products, which can cause breakouts, allergic reactions, chemical burns and other…