For most products, UKCA marking requirements mirror those for CE marking as the UK law remains the Statutory Instruments (SIs) that were the national implementation of the various EU Directives.
The wording of these SIs has been edited to remove references to European Courts, but the fundamental technical requirements for UKCA marking are unchanged from previous CE marking requirements.
In August 2023, the UK Government announced that they would publish legislation to allow acceptance of CE marking beyond the current expiration date of 31 December 2024, however no draft legislation has yet been published (as of January 2024).
Our current advice is to consider UKCA marking new product designs, but not to update existing products at the current time whilst some more time is given for publication of updated legislation.
Some links to current UK Government Guidance and UKCA related documents:
- Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2021
- Using the UKNI marking from 1 January 2021
- Meeting climate change requirements from 1 January 2021
- Regulations: energy information
- UK Designated Standards
- Height of UKCA and UKNI marks
- UK government suggested format for the UK Declaration of Conformity