The UK Government has confirmed that construction product manufacturers have been given a further 12 months to transition to the new United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) compliance scheme. The original deadline was set as 1st January 2022, but this has been moved to 1st January 2023.
The decision grants more time for businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to ensure all products they produce meet the criteria of the new standards. The UKCA marking is to be used on goods sold in the UK market following Brexit. The EU CE marking system will continue to be used for goods sold in the EU/NI market.
Alistair Higgins, Allgood CEO, commented: “We welcome the government’s decision to give industry more time to meet the new regimen. Allgood has reviewed the requirements for the UKCA marking and already made significant progress to being fully compliant. At present, over 40% of our products have received the new UKCA marking, and we are fully confident our complete portfolio will meet the new criteria within the revised timetable.”