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UK Sustainability Reporting Standards

Page summary:
Information on the UK government’s framework to create UK Sustainability Reporting Standards (UK SRS) by assessing and endorsing the global corporate reporting baseline of IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.

Change made:
Updates made regarding UK Sustainability Reporting Standards following the publication of a Framework Document that sets out detail on the process to create UK SRS.

UK-Andean countries committee documents

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Decisions, documents and meeting minutes from UK-Andean countries committees.

Change made:
‘11 August 2023: summary of discussion of the second UK-Andean Countries Customs, Trade Facilitation and Rules of Origin Sub-Committee’ added to page.

UK Government working hand in hand with Australia to promote trade in legal and tech services

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Legal and technology professionals on opposite sides of the world are set to benefit from bolstered connections between the UK and Australia through the UK Government’s GREAT Legal Services campaign’s latest programme of events.

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First published.

Notice to Importers 2952: Belarus import sanctions

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Import prohibitions in force on certain goods originating or consigned from Belarus imported into the UK, including Northern Ireland.

Change made:
Notice updated to reflect the provisions in the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 as amended in 2023 and 2024.

Framework for developing UK Sustainability Reporting Standards

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Information on the UK government’s assessment of the global baseline of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Sustainability Disclosure Standards to create UK Sustainability Reporting Standards.

Change made:
First published.

Sustainability Disclosure Requirements: Implementation Update 2024

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The UK’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) framework builds on global best practice and leading standards, supporting the UK’s ambition to become the world’s first Net Zero Aligned Financial Centre.

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First published.

Smarter regulation: delivering a regulatory environment for innovation, investment and growth

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This white paper covers government’s aims to ensure the UK regulatory landscape delivers a world class service.

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First published.

Smarter regulation: employment law reform

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We are seeking views on reforms to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) and abolishing the legal framework for European Works Councils.

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First published.

Smarter regulation: deregulating the commercial agents regulations

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We’re seeking views on the deregulation of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

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First published.

Smarter regulation: one year on

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This details the progress so far on the government’s Smarter Regulation Programme, which is designed to re-energise regulatory reform, capitalise on the benefits of Brexit.

Change made:
First published.

Businesses set to benefit as UK concludes tax agreement with Peru and ratifies deal to join major Indo-Pacific trade bloc

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Trade Minister Greg Hands visits Peru as UK ratifies deal to join CPTPP and concludes tax treaty

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First published.

UKCA marking: conformity assessment and documentation

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How to make sure that your products are properly checked for conformity and your technical documents are managed correctly.

Change made:
CE recognition end date of 31 December 2024 removed. References to new legislation included which the government has laid to continue recognition of current EU requirements for a range of product regulations, including the CE marking, meaning businesses will have the flexibility to use either the UKCA or CE marking to sell a range of products in Great Britain. Relevant products and affected sectors have been included, as well as general updates to the guidance.

UKCA marking: roles and responsibilities

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If the UKCA marking applies to products you manufacture or supply, you will have specific obligations and responsibilities for compliance, depending on your role.

Change made:
CE recognition end date of 31 December 2024 removed. References to new legislation included which the government has laid to continue recognition of current EU requirements for a range of product regulations, including the CE marking, meaning businesses will have the flexibility to use either the UKCA or CE marking to sell a range of products in Great Britain. Relevant products and affected sectors have been included, as well as general updates to the guidance.

CE marking

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How a product complies with EU safety, health and environmental requirements, and how to place a CE marking on your product.

Change made:
CE recognition end date of 31 December 2024 removed. References to new legislation included which the government has laid to continue recognition of current EU requirements for a range of product regulations, including the CE marking, meaning businesses will have the flexibility to use either the UKCA or CE marking to sell a range of products in Great Britain. Relevant products and affected sectors have been included, as well as general updates to the guidance.

Using the UKCA marking

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Find out if you need to use the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking on products you manufacture or handle.

Change made:
CE recognition end date of 31 December 2024 removed. References to new legislation included which the government has laid to continue recognition of current EU requirements for a range of product regulations, including the CE marking, meaning businesses will have the flexibility to use either the UKCA or CE marking to sell a range of products in Great Britain. Relevant products and affected sectors have been included, as well as general updates to the guidance.

Placing manufactured products on the market in Great Britain

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What you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured products you place on the market in Great Britain.

Change made:
CE recognition end date of 31 December 2024 removed. References to new legislation included which the government has laid to continue recognition of current EU requirements for a range of product regulations, including the CE marking, meaning businesses will have the flexibility to use either the UKCA or CE marking to sell a range of products in Great Britain. Relevant products and affected sectors have been included, as well as general updates to the guidance.

Smarter regulation

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This page sets out how the UK government’s smarter regulation programme seeks to reduce burdens on businesses and promote innovation and growth.

Change made:
Policy papers section updated to include links to smarter regulation white paper and one year on report.

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