About us

What we do

Regulatory Delivery brings together policy expertise and practical experience to ensure that regulation is effectively delivered in ways that reduce burdens on business, save public money and properly protect citizens and communities. We are also responsible for sponsoring the British Hallmarking Council, a BEIS partner body.

Responsibilities

We are responsible for:

  • advising ministers on policy, including overseeing the UK’s system of weights and measures, hallmarking and utility metering
  • ensuring the concerns of business are heard and influence policy
  • working with stakeholders to achieve the right policy outcomes in simpler, cheaper and better ways
  • operating Primary Authority, which allows businesses to have a single local authority as their point of contact for regulation
  • helping businesses and regulators work together to solve local issues
  • providing business services, particularly in certification and legal metrology
  • sharing our expertise at home and overseas

Priorities

Our priorities will be formed in the coming months, and will include a focus on:

  • the extension of Primary Authority
  • creating a Regulatory Centre of Excellence
  • providing a technical enforcement capacity
  • embedding a strategic approach to local regulation through devolution deals
  • simplifying the legislative framework for technical regulation
  • delivering certification and technical services to businesses

Who we are

Regulatory Delivery was created on 1 April 2016 to focus on regulation and enforcement, bringing together the Better Regulation Delivery Office and the National Measurement and Regulation Office as a directorate in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which became the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 14 July 2016. We operate across the United Kingdom and have two main bases in central Birmingham and Teddington. Graham Russell is the Director of Regulatory Delivery.

Images on the Regulatory Delivery web pages are courtesy of Shutterstock.

Corporate information

Access our information

Jobs and contracts