Commenting on the announcement of a two year delay in plans for CA marking Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive of Make UK, said:

“Industry will welcome this announcement which recognises the simple fact that businesses in the UK and abroad are not ready for this change. If it had gone ahead as planned then many overseas companies would have pulled the plug on supplying the UK market as a result.

“Given this has been delayed yet again we need to ask why Government is still ploughing ahead with the plans which are only adding costs and extra bureaucracy. Instead, the UK should move to a longer term system of mutual recognition on technical regulations and standards particularly for CE marked products.”