Simplified Authorisation

Temporary changes to GB biocides application processing times - more information.

To encourage the use of products with a more favourable environmental or human or animal health profile, the GB Biocidal Products Regulation (GB BPR) establishes a list of active substances that are eligible for simplified product authorisation in Great Britain (GB).

If you have received a simplified authorisation in an EU-27 Member State, please note that the EU BPR simplified notification process is not applicable under GB BPR. You will need to make a separate GB application for authorisation under GB BPR as described on this page.


A biocidal product / biocidal product family only qualifies for simplified authorisation if all of the following conditions are met:

How to apply

The prospective authorisation holder or company acting on their behalf must submit, in English, a completed application form to [email protected] - companies may wish to mark emails as appropriate eg confidential. Please note that your application form may be returned if it is incomplete.

Only the application form should be submitted by email. All other relevant documentation / data must be submitted via the HSE Secure File Sharing Service, including:

All documents / attachments should be included within your IUCLID dossier.

Using the HSE Secure File Sharing Service

Things to note

What HSE will do

Temporary changes to GB biocides application processing times - more information.

After receiving your application HSE will:

You may be asked to provide further information, typically at the end of the 90-day evaluation period.

Following the submission of the requested information HSE will have an additional 90 days to complete its evaluation. Please note that this is a one-time only opportunity to provide further information - if you fail to provide the requested information within the deadline set by HSE or the information you provide is not satisfactory, your application may be rejected.

If the biocidal product / biocidal product family is supplied in the form of a bait station or other physical device then we may request a sample to inform the risk assessment.

Product authorisation decision

When the evaluation of an application is completed, a decision will be made as to whether the biocidal product / biocidal product family can be authorised.

Successful applications

HSE will:

You should:

Unsuccessful applications

HSE will not issue an authorisation where an application does not meet the required standards.

Updated 2022-11-03