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UK REACH Competent Authority

Changes due to Brexit

Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.

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In the UK, the Competent Authority is hosted by the Health and Safety Executive, working with the Environment Agency and other government departments.

The Competent Authority’s responsibilities under REACH are to:

The competent authority helpdesk cannot:

Contact us

You can contact the UK CA helpdesk by emailing UKREACHCA@hse.gov.uk or by post:

UK REACH CA Helpdesk
5S.1 Redgrave Court
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 7HS

Updated 2019-04-05