25th March 2020

Temporary Assay Office closures

The UK’s four Assay Offices are closing temporarily because of the Covid-19 situation.


By JTS Staff
Journal of Trading Standards' in-house team
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The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) has announced the temporary closure of the UK’s four Assay Offices due to the Covid-19 crisis. Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Sheffield Assay Offices will be closed for at least three weeks.

The BHC said: “Any business that requires product hallmarking or needs advice should contact the Assay Office they usually use and guidance will be provided.

“The British Hallmarking Council is maintaining an overview of the situation and further information will be issued when Government restrictions are lifted.”

The contact details for the four Assay Offices are: