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The UK has left the EU, new rules from January 2021

The transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

Find out what you can do now to prepare

Before contacting us, please take the time to check our FAQs to see if there is already an answer available to your query. If you wish to keep up-to-date with the latest biocides news and information from HSE you can ask to receive our e-Bulletin.


HSE is the UK Competent Authority (CA) for biocides under the EU Biocides Regulation (EU BPR) and we are able to deal with enquiries that are relevant to our role as the UK Competent Authority (CA).

We can advise those applicants/companies who:

If you are supporting an active substance through the biocides review programme where the UK is not the RMS then we advise you contact the relevant RMS. Or if you do not have products on the UK market (or are not about to put them on the UK market) and you are based in another EU Member State (MS) we advise you to contact the CA in your MS. A list of Competent Authorities and other Contact Points in relation to the BPD can be found on the Europa website


Article 2 of the EU BPR lists types of products not within the scope of the EU BPR. Does your product fall within the scope of one of the other EU Directives/Regulations mentioned in our law page?  If so, you should contact the appropriate Regulatory body responsible for that legislation.

Contact details

If you have a specific enquiry about biocides and cannot find the answer on this site, then contact HSE via one of the contact points below.

Enquiries regarding applications under the Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR)

Email: [email protected]

Enquiries regarding applications under the EU Biocides Products Regulations (EU BPR)

Email: [email protected]

Other Biocides Enquiries

Email: [email protected]

Postal address for product approval/authorisation application forms, fees, enquiries and active substance dossiers

Chemicals Regulation Directorate
Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court
Merton Road
L20 7HS
United Kingdom

Media Enquiries

Please contact HSE's Press Office

Payments and Invoices Enquiries including levy and General Industry Charge (GIC)

Fax: 01904 455 733
Email: [email protected]

Postal address for invoices, levy declaration and General Industry Charge (GIC) registration forms and related enquiries

Finance & Business Services
Chemicals Regulation Directorate
Health and Safety Executive
Mallard House
3 Peasholme Green
United Kingdom

Media Enquiries

Please contact HSE's Press Office

Requests for Information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 contains information on the rights you have under this act, including how to make requests for information, what happens after you make your request, costs, and your right of appeal. Detailed information about making information requests is available on the FOI webpage on the HSE website.

Updated 2020-11-16