An alternative transitional registration model (ATRm) for UK REACH

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


We are seeking views on an ATRm for the UK REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) regulation.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at
11:45pm on 25 July 2024

Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to make changes to UK REACH by introducing an ATRm.

This aims to reduce the estimated £2 billion costs the chemical industry in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) would have faced under the transition from EU REACH to UK REACH.

The ATRm proposes to reduce these transition costs while continuing to ensure high levels of protection of human health and the environment.

Our plans also aim to improve the regulatory efficiency in the UK REACH restrictions and reporting regimes we inherited from EU REACH.

This will involve making the processes smarter, more agile, reflective and supportive of the operation of UK REACH in Great Britain. We also wish to explore how we could strengthen our approach against unnecessary animal testing.

From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs