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Detailed guide: Hallmarking: how businesses can comply with the law

Detailed guide: Hallmarking: how businesses can comply with the law

How to comply with hallmarking law if your business supplies items described as precious metal (gold, silver, platinum or palladium).

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Detailed guide: Trading Standards: enforcement of hallmarking law

Detailed guide: Trading Standards: enforcement of hallmarking law

Guidance for Trading Standards officers on how to enforce the hallmarking law.

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Detailed guide: Hallmarking in the UK: consumer protection

Detailed guide: Hallmarking in the UK: consumer protection

This guidance is to help you know how to recognise a hallmark and who to contact about your consumer rights.

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Join the British Hallmarking Council

Join the British Hallmarking Council

We need 2 new Council members, find out how to apply.

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Join the British Hallmarking Council

Join the British Hallmarking Council

We need 2 new Council members, find out how to apply.

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Form: Touchstone Award for Trading Standards

Form: Touchstone Award for Trading Standards

The Touchstone Award is one of the most prestigious available to Trading Standards and is awarded by the British Hallmarking Council annually.

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Shared Regulatory Services wins Touchstone Award 2019

Shared Regulatory Services wins Touchstone Award 2019

Shared Regulatory Services (SRS) won the prestigious BHC Touchstone Award, co-sponsored by the National Association of Jewellers.

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City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

The Touchstone Award, sponsored by the British Hallmarking Council, is a national award for trading standards in hallmarking.

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Gold standard: The Touchstone Award

Gold standard: The Touchstone Award

The UKs hallmarking system is one of the oldest and most robust in the world.

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Gold standard: The Touchstone Award

Gold standard: The Touchstone Award

The UKs hallmarking system is one of the oldest and most robust in the world.

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British Hallmarking Council appoints new Chairman

British Hallmarking Council appoints new Chairman

Noel Hunter OBE has been appointed as Chairman of the British Hallmarking Council with effect from 6 April 2017.

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London Borough of Ealing wins prestigious Touchstone Award 2017

London Borough of Ealing wins prestigious Touchstone Award 2017

The Touchstone Award, sponsored by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC), is a national award for trading standards in hallmarking.

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Touchstone Award for trading standards goes to Birmingham City Council

Touchstone Award for trading standards goes to Birmingham City Council

The Touchstone Award, sponsored by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC), is a national award for trading standards in hallmarking.

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New British Hallmarking Council members elected

New British Hallmarking Council members elected

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, has made 4 new appointments to the British Hallmarking Council.

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New British Hallmarking Council members elected

New British Hallmarking Council members elected

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, has made 4 new appointments to the British Hallmarking Council.

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Ban on standalone gold marks on bonded gold

Ban on standalone gold marks on bonded gold

The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) clarifies the legal position on marking bonded gold, rolled gold and gold plated products.

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Hallmarking regime saved with help from the public

Hallmarking regime saved with help from the public

British Hallmarking Council chairman Tom Murray welcomes official retention of the hallmark.

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Jubilee commemorative hallmark launched

Jubilee commemorative hallmark launched

New Diamond Jubilee hallmark is expected to inspire commemorative jewellery and silverware.

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Jubilee commemorative hallmark launched

Jubilee commemorative hallmark launched

New Diamond Jubilee hallmark is expected to inspire commemorative jewellery and silverware.

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Get your hallmarking dealers' notice

Get your hallmarking dealers' notice

The notice produced by the British Hallmarking Council is available here.

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Palladium hallmark becomes compulsory

Palladium hallmark becomes compulsory

Palladium is now officially a precious metal for fine jewellery with the introduction of a compulsory UK hallmark from 1 January 2010.

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Palladium hallmark becomes compulsory

Palladium hallmark becomes compulsory

Palladium is now officially a precious metal for fine jewellery with the introduction of a compulsory UK hallmark from 1 January 2010.

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Get your hallmarking dealers' notice

Get your hallmarking dealers' notice

The notice produced by the British Hallmarking Council is available here.

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