Publication scheme

The British Hallmarking Council’s publication scheme makes information available to the public about how it operates and how it spends its budget.

The British Hallmarking Council has adopted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) model publication scheme 2013 and definition document for non-departmental public bodies and other public authorities.

Who we are and what we do

What we spend and how we spend it

What our priorities are and how we are doing

How we make decisions

The council meets twice a year, usually in April and October. There are 4 sub-committees, the Applications Committee, the Education and Enforcement Committee, the Joint Assay Offices Committee, and the Technical Committee.

Our policies and procedures

Lists and registers

The services we offer

The council can answer queries from individuals and provide general information about hallmarking free of charge. Contact the British Hallmarking Council secretary.

Requesting information

If you cannot find what you want through this scheme, or otherwise on our website, you may make a request to us under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

Council meetings

Minutes of council meetings are published when they have been approved at the following full meeting of the council.