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30 June 2023 — Guidance
The British Hallmarking Council’s HALO award 2023 is open for submissions.
15 February 2023 — News story
Intellectual property protection specialists WRi Group win the Touchstone Special Recognition Award 2022.
9 June 2023 — Corporate report
Annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2022.
18 November 2022 — 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).
23 August 2019 — Guidance
Guidance for Trading Standards officers on how to enforce the hallmarking law.
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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 and Trade.
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Contact: Birmingham Assay Office
0121 236 6951
Contact: Edinburgh Assay Office
0131 556 1144
0131 556 1177
Contact: Assay Office London
Contact: Sheffield Assay Office
0114 231 2121
0114 233 9079
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