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, in April and October. There are 2 sub-committees, the Applications Committee and the Technical Committee.
- council membership
- British Hallmarking Council standing orders
- Applications Committee standing orders
- Technical Committee standing orders
Our policies and procedures
- complaints are considered by the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman
- appeals procedure when an assay office has refused to hallmark an item
- the council is listed on the ICO data controller register
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.
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.
British Hallmarking Council meetings
Minutes for the 12 October 2015 meeting of the British Hallmarking Council will be published when they have been approved at the April 2016 meeting.