Saturday, May 25, 2024

Trading Standards & The Birmingham Assay Office

In all aspects of its business, The Birmingham Assay Office works closely with Trading Standards to protect the consumer, and in November, The Office was pleased to welcome Mr. Chris Neville, Acting Head of Trading Standards and Birmingham City Laboratories and Councillor Neil Eustace, Chair of the Public Protection Committee.

Trading Standards is responsible for enforcing the law regarding Hallmarking, and in the past year, of 12 Hallmarking offences investigated, 11 have resulted in prosecutions.

The Birmingham Assay Office plays a significant role in such cases, assaying the articles under investigation and then providing a Section 9 Witness Statement which is used in court.

Highlighting the Hallmarking operation, The Laboratory, AnchorCert and SafeGuard, Chris Neville said: “The Birmingham Assay Office is an important part of consumer protection, ensuring that the public can be guaranteed that articles of precious metal are what they are claimed to be.

From its origins, The Birmingham Assay Office has developed into a number of areas that have expanded its consumer protection role substantially.”

In his report to the Public Protection Committee, Councillor Eustace told his colleagues at Birmingham City Council that he found the visit ‘fascinating’. Describing The Birmingham Assay Office as a ‘highly professional organisation’, he stressed the importance of working closely with Trading Standards.

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Stay Connected

257FansLike
131FollowersFollow
1FollowersFollow
1,173FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Please Donate

The Hockley Flyer magazine if entirely funded by the advertising, but we could always do with a little bit more funding. The advertising not only pays for the design/printing, but also postage, delivery, all the associated paperwork/accounts, and research for the Heritage section. Our subscribers pay only a bit more then the postage/mailing costs, and the magazines are free - no cover price.



Subscribe to News Digest

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to for awesome content in your inbox with latest updates in a daily digest.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest Articles

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x