Legal & policy
Call for action on consumer protection
CTSI supports a new report that calls for reforms to consumer protection
Questions raised on Weapons Bill
CTSI has raised questions on amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill
The intelligence-led operations model
Is the intelligence-led model a shift towards, or away from, proactivity?
Austerity’s impacts will outlive it
Austerity has had a critical and possibly irreversible impact on trading standards
CTSI urges firms to choose ADR
CTSI is calling for business to join the CCAS and pursue Alternative Dispute Resolution
EU withdrawal: It’s the final countdown
Trading standards needs to stay watchful as the clock ticks down on Brexit
Getting a trial ready for court
We examine how a National Trading Standards trial was made ready for court.
Rethinking the ‘red tape’ attitude
Public protection has been slowly ripped to pieces by systematic cuts to ‘red tape’.
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