Author: Richard Young
OPSS marks first birthday
This week sees the first anniversary of the Office of Product Safety and Standards
Crucial day for appliance safety
Consumers are being reminded to register their electrical appliances, new and old alike
Landlord prosecuted in landmark case
Lincs TS has prosecuted a landlord who knew his property was being used illegally
Elite sniffer dog threatened by gangs
Scamp has become such a threat to criminals that a price has been placed on his head
Bucks TS becomes ASA legal backstop
Bucks and Surrey Trading Standards has been appointed as the ASA's legal backstop
Joint operation seizes fake goods
An operation involving Trading Standards has seized £2.5m worth of unsafe products
Obituary: Harold Yeoman
Trading standards lost a brave and heroic colleague in January, 2019
TS at forefront of Lords debates
The vital role TS plays has been at the forefront of debates in the House of Lords this week
Oxfordshire shop loses alcohol licence
A series of TS investigations have led to a shop being stripped of its alcohol licence
‘Fine to Flush’ standard published
A new official standard for flushable wet wipes has been published by Water UK
Nuisance pension calls banned
Legislation designed to crack down on nuisance calls about pensions has come into force
Doing without… Hallmarking
Eleni Chalkidou explains why hallmarking is an important gauge of authenticity
CTSI approves Home Builders Code
The Consumer Code for Home Builders has been approved by the CTSI
West Yorks tackles illicit tobacco
The West Yorkshire Trading Standards Illegal Tobacco team has been awarded
New rail ombudsman launches
A new body has launched to deal with consumers' complaints about rail travel
CTSI Scotland hosts best practice event
Experts came together for CTSI Scotland’s Professional Development Event