Barrrels in a factory.

At the end of the transitional period, on 31 December 2020, the chemical regulation EU REACH will cease to apply in the UK. This will automatically invalidate EU REACH registrations and authorisations held by UK companies. A stand-alone UK chemical regulation UK REACH will replace EU REACH in the UK.

Anita Lloyd and Dave Gordon look at what this means in practice and how affected companies should prepare.