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  • Date posted: January 6, 2021

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is working with the Department for Transport to establish a project to develop ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accreditation for organisations wishing to deliver process or service certification to PAS 29000:2021 Commercially operated vehicles –Framework for mitigating security risks from malicious use – Specification which will provide general ...

     

  • Date posted: December 23, 2020

    As 2020 draws to a close, this also marks the end of the UK’s Brexit-transition period, with EU rules and regulations no longer applying to Great Britain from the 1st January 2021 (subject to a last-minute trade deal).  As the UK looks to strike out on its own, industry is ...

     

  • Date posted: December 22, 2020

    This Communication relates only to the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme (GHGVS). It does not relate to any other scheme e.g. ECO, GHG Local Authority Delivery scheme (GHG LAD). Regarding the GHG Local Authority Delivery scheme (GHG LAD) see Note d) below. In August 2020, with the announcement of the ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2020

    While development of new accredited activities in the area of forensic science has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to report that progress has been made in a number of areas. Fire Investigation The Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) published an invitation to tender in September to assist ...

     

  • Date posted: November 23, 2020

    UKAS has been working closely with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on the framework for GDPR certification and the processes involved; specifically on the development of certification and accreditation requirements for UK GDPR schemes in line with European Data Protection Board (EDPB) guidelines. The EDPB is the EU organisation in charge ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2020

    In 2019, UKAS was excited to announce plans to develop accreditation for Biobanks to the new international standard ISO 20387. We are pleased to say that the project is progressing well and following a meeting for interested parties in May, we have now received 7 applications from organisations wishing to ...

     

  • Date posted: November 19, 2020

    Yesterday the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) made the announcement that Homeowners across England will have until the end of March 2022 to have energy efficiency upgrades to their homes completed through the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme. The previous deadline of March 31st 2021 has been ...

     

  • Date posted: November 19, 2020

    As the end of the EU transition period draws to a close, we are facing a new era for the United Kingdom including accreditation of UK conformity assessment bodies. Although, at the time of writing negotiations are ongoing and hence there remains a number of areas where confirmation is still ...

     

  • Date posted: November 12, 2020

    Today we celebrate World Quality Day, giving us the opportunity to acknowledge and showcase the individuals and organisations that are driving quality in 2020. The theme for World Quality Day this year is ‘Creating Customer Value’ by enhancing quality through innovation and by continuously working to improve products, services and ...

     

  • Date posted: November 11, 2020

    Congratulations to UKAS on your 25th anniversary as the UK’s National Accreditation Body.  Anniversaries afford reflection and UKAS can proudly reflect on the successes of the last 25 years, culminating in being recognised as one of the world’s leading Accreditation Bodies. Through membership of international organisations, UKAS supports UK businesses ...