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UK in Brexit climbdown as safety rule deadline extended

Manufacturers will have an extra year to start using UKCA mark, which is replacing EU’s CE mark

The government has pushed back a deadline for the launch of post-Brexit product safety standards by allowing companies to follow EU rules until 2023, in the latest climbdown amid concerns over the economy.

Businesses will have an extra year to start using the new UKCA mark, which is planned to replace the EU’s CE mark used to certify that a wide range of products meet safety standards, including electrical goods and construction materials.

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