Made to Measure Podcast

 

Trading standards has seen unparalleled change over the last few years
and more than ever new entrants to the profession need to have every
opportunity to learn from the experiences and perspectives of the
profession’s authorities.

That’s why we’ve launched Made to Measure – the podcast of the
Journal of Trading Standards
to bring you in-depth interviews and
insights from experts inside and outside the profession every fortnight.

You can subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify

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Alternatively, you can Listen to an episode from the list below now.

 

Episode 18:

Sarah Caughey

We speak to CTSI’s new Head of Policy Sarah Caughey about
her main priorities in the role, from confronting Local
Authority cuts to promoting and campaigning for recognition
of the importance of the trading standards profession across
the public and private sectors.
 

 

Episode 17:

Energy and Smart Meters

We speak to CTSI Lead Officer for Energy and Smart Meters,
Steve Playle, about the increasingly fragmented energy sector,
the importance of environmental considerations and the risks
to consumers from scams and unscrupulous players.
 

 

Episode 16:

Travel

We speak to CTSI Lead Officer for Travel, Bruce Treloar,
about the collapse of Thomas Cook and the Package Travel
and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, which
came into force last July.
 

 

Episode 15:

Property & Lettings

We speak to the two CTSI Lead Officers for property and
lettings, Alexandra Cosgrove and Andrew Coulter, about their
day-to-day activities, the National Trading Standards Estate
and Letting Agency Team and the new Tenant Fees Act
 

 

Episode 14:

LTS Week Knife Crime event

We bring you audio from the London Trading Standards Week
Knife Crime event, in which trading standards professionals
across the capital discuss their thoughts on how best to
combat the problem of underage knife sales.
 

 

Episode 13:

Communications

We sit down with Eleni Chalkidou, CTSI’s Director of
Communications, and Kerry Auger, CTSI’s Communications
and Press Officer to discuss the importance of communications
to CTSI and to the wider interests and needs of the profession.
 

 

Episode 12:

Budget Cuts

We take views from CTSI lead officers, a local councillor,
the head of the government’s Office for Product Safety and
Standards, minister for consumer protection, Kelly Tolhurst MP
and others on cuts to regulatory and enforcement budgets and
the effect on trading standards services.
 

 

Episode 11:

Animal Health

We speak to CTSI Lead Officer for Animal Health and Welfare
Stephanie Young about the importance of trading standards
work in maintaining quality across an increasingly intricate
food supply chain and how the UK would cope in the face of
another food crisis.
 

 

Episode 10:

Brexit

 

 

Episode 9:

CTSI Hero Awards 2019

 

 

Episode 8:

CTSI Symposium 2019 Review

 

 

Episode 7:

CTSI Symposium 2019 Preview

 

 

Episode 6:

Food Safety

 

 

Episode 5:

Age-restricted Sales

 

 

Episode 4:

Automotive

 

 

Episode 3:

Scams

 

 

Episode 2:

Online Marketplaces

 

 

Episode 1:

Leon Livermore

 

 

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