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It's party time – why party conferences matter to TSI

While you’re enjoying a nice Saturday morning tea, the TSI policy team will be on its way to Manchester for the Labour Conference. Melissa Dring, policy and parliamentary executive, explains why attending party conferences are a priority for TSI. 465 more words

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Trading standards protects against potential gas safety mishaps

Soon the nearly 20 million gas-fuelled households in the UK will start checking boilers in preparation for a warm, safe winter. In conjunction with Gas Safety Week… 203 more words

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“The precious centre of our Parliamentary democracy”: Commons governance after the Clerk appointment affair

Barry K Winetrobe examines the current controversy over the appointment of a new Clerk of the House of Commons, and the lessons it has for the better management and governance of the House. 1,065 more words


What is our remit? Lasers and vacuum cleaners

In this monthly series we take look at the breadth of trading standards’ remit and argue the importance of politicians understanding the service better.

Last month we… 461 more words

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Lords appointments urgently need reforming: but how?

The appointment of new peers last week has pushed the size of the Lords to its greatest since it was last reformed in 1999. Meg Russell… 1,339 more words


Consulting the Institute

Sandy Driskell, TSI information officer, explains how the Institute raises the profile of the profession through consultations.

Question: What do the following have in common? 319 more words

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The Lords Leader and Cabinet controversies

The Prime Minister has angered peers by appointing Baroness Stowell as Leader of the House of Lords without appointing her to the Cabinet. In a scathing debate last Monday David Cameron was criticised for diminishing the status of the Lords Leader, and thus the chamber itself. 963 more words