European Union (EU) Exit

Working closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Environment Agency (EA), HSE has an important role to play in the UK’s chemicals regulatory process.

The UK is strongly committed to the effective and safe management of chemicals and they have confirmed that will not change when we leave the EU.

The HSE have released a notice that is intended to provide information regarding developments in the EU withdrawal negotiations for businesses affected by chemicals regulatory processes.  It explains the terms of the political agreement reached between the negotiators of the United Kingdom and the European Union in March 2018. The terms of that agreement are not yet legally binding, and remain subject to signature and ratification/conclusion between the parties.

For the full notice from the HSE visit the EU Exit webpage linked below, for an update to chemical businesses (5 July 2018) on the implementation period and the UK’s aims for its future partnership with the EU.