The UK government made a general announcement 14th Nov 2022, that the deadline for when businesses across the wider economy need to use the UKCA mark has been extended until 31 December 2024.
The CPA warns however that construction products fall under different regulations that have not yet been amended. The government’s announcement stated: “There will be different rules for medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, and marine equipment. Government departments responsible for these sectors are making sector-specific arrangements….”
Therefore, yesterday’s general announcement does not apply to our sector. We have raised this with government and are pushing for further clarity, particularly from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which is the government department responsible for our sector. We have also asked that the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy to make this distinction with the general announcement on its website.
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