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15 July 2021 — Corporate report
Annual report and accounts of the British Hallmarking Council for the year ended 31 December 2020
23 August 2019 — Guidance
This guidance is to help you know how to recognise a hallmark and who to contact about your consumer rights.
9 December 2021 — Guidance
How to comply with hallmarking law if your business supplies items described as precious metal (gold, silver, platinum or palladium).
Guidance for Trading Standards officers on how to enforce the hallmarking law.
22 February 2022 — Form
Trading Standards teams can apply for the annual Touchstone Award.
The four offices in the UK that hallmark precious metal
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We supervise the hallmarking activities of the 4 Assay Offices in the UK to ensure there is adequate provision of hallmarking within the UK.
BHC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
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Contact Form: Birmingham Assay Office
0121 236 6951
Contact Form: Edinburgh Assay Office
0131 556 1144
0131 556 1177
Contact Form: Assay Office London
Contact Form: Sheffield Assay Office
0114 231 2121
0114 233 9079
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