Policy paper

Government Chemist Strategy 2020-2023

Strategy document supporting the Government Chemist work for the 2020-2023 programme


Government Chemist Strategy 2020 - 2023

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The Government Chemist programme is delivered as part of the National Measurement System programme portfolio overseen by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Informed by the continuous horizon scanning activities undertaken by the Government Chemist team, the current regulatory framework, and the Government Chemist stakeholder consultation exercise conducted in May 2019, a set of strategic objectives has been drawn up for the Government Chemist Programme from 2020 to 2023:

  • Protecting consumers in a changing world
  • Supporting business and government across the UK
  • Maximising UK measurement infrastructure to address future challenges
  • Growing collaborative national skills initiatives

This strategy sets out an expanded vision for the Government Chemist Programme that is fit for the changing world we are facing and one which will meet the long-standing aim of the Government Chemist to support consumer protection and providing businesses with a route of scientific appeal. It outlines plans to better maximise cross-government assets across the UK infrastructure and to enhance leading capability more globally, in line with stakeholder, technological and regulatory needs and skills initiatives.

For more information about the work of the Government Chemist contact:

Government Chemist

Queens Road
TW11 0LY

Published 4 November 2019