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2 January 2020 — Campaign
The Touchstone Award is one of the most prestigious available to Trading Standards and is awarded by the British Hallmarking Council annually.
23 August 2019 — Detailed guide
This guidance is to help you know how to recognise a hallmark and who to contact about your consumer rights.
23 September 2019 — Detailed guide
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.
16 May 2019 — Corporate report
Annual report and accounts of the British Hallmarking Council for the year ended 31 December 2018.
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
0207 606 8971
0207 814 9353
Contact Form: Sheffield Assay Office
0114 231 2121
0114 233 9079
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