The Government announced today [20 June] further support for business as they transition to the new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking regime.
In the announcement Paul Scully, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Minister of State (London) said “The Government wants to make it easier for businesses to comply with the changes so we will introduce four measures to further support businesses adopting UKCA. These measures are designed to reduce compliance burdens and prevent costs that could be passed on to consumers.” Read the full announcement
Upon the announcement, LEIA’s Nick Mellor said “We welcome the easements announced to UKCA marking requirements – especially on spare parts on which we have worked hard with Government. The regulations we work with remain aligned with EU Directives so UKCA marking delivers zero improvement in safety or quality yet has been, and will, be an ongoing cost to UK industry and its clients.”
Nick Mellor was also quoted in an article on the announcement published in the Financial Times – read the article at ft.com (subscription may be required)