Evaluation of the Early Transition from EU REACH to UK REACH
RPA was contracted by Defra to perform an evaluation of the early transition from EU REACH to UK REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). RPA led this project and worked closely with Logika Group.
The focus of the project was capturing early lessons on the delivery of the service and emerging potential impacts of the transition, as well as providing early insights into value for money. It covered the time leading up to the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), and the first year of operation of UK REACH (2021 to 2022).
The work involved a detailed review of the UK regulations and processes involved in UK REACH and the transition, a survey of companies likely to have been involved with the transition measures and subject to future UK REACH registration, as well as in-depth interviews with authorities, companies, industry associations and NGOs to gain their perspective and experience of the transition.
The project focussed on capturing early lessons on the delivery of the service and emerging potential impacts of the transition, as well as providing early insights into value for money.
The report on the project has been published.