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Impact of Annex VIII to CLP Implementation in GB to Chemical Business Association Members

10 May 2022

It recently came to our attention that the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) were informing companies that Annex VIII to CLP has been retained in GB law following Brexit. However, this is in direct contradiction to what we were informed by DEFRA and HSE in that it would not be copied across to GB legislation. Had it been copied across at that time, it would have meant that hazardous mixture notifications to NPIS would have been mandatory for consumer and professional use products sold in GB as of the 1st of January 2021. As this only has only come to light more than a year later, something has clearly gone amiss and in any event, if it is to be adopted then industry will incur significant costs and require sufficient time to implement these requirements of which the benefits and justifications are debatable.

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The Chemical Business Association celebrates the return of its famous Annual Lunch at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

3 May 2022

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) once again welcomed its member companies and guests to its famous Annual Lunch, the biggest event of its kind in the UK’s chemical supply chain. Returning after a Covid enforced absence and often better known as the ‘Floggers Lunch’ it took place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London, with over 900 people in attendance including VIP’s and dignitaries from around the world.

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Responsible Care Awards Winners Announced

3 May 2022

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has announced the winners of its Responsible Care Awards at the 2022 Annual Lunch (Floggers) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. These annual Awards recognise excellence by CBA member companies in relation to the operation of its Responsible Care programme, an industry-wide initiative promoting year-on-year improvements in health, safety, security, and environmental performance and on member companies’ interaction with their local communities.

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Young Person Award Winner Announced

3 May 2022

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has named the winner of its annual Young Person Award as Anna Lawrence, Technical Sales Associate at WhitChem Limited.

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Community Interaction Award Winner Announced

3 May 2022

H.W. Coates was announced as the winner of the 2021 Chemical Business Association (CBA) Community Interaction Award at their famous Annual Lunch, the largest chemical supply chain event of its kind in the UK.

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The Chemical Business Association achieves agreement to amend regulations on GBL and BDO

9 March 2022

On Monday, 7 March, the Home Office advised in a letter to industry that Ministers have agreed to amend licensing requirements for controlled drugs gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4–butanediol (1,4-BD, also referred to as BDO) This follows a campaign by the Chemical Business Association (CBA) to highlight these licensing requirements to industry, during which it became clear that the impacts would be significantly greater than originally estimated

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Transportation Consultation

1 March 2022

The Chemical Business Association is now taking much more active role in promoting careers in the chemical supply chain and as part of this, our CEO Tim Doggett sits on the Employment Action Group of Logistics UK.

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Ukraine/Russia – Update

1 March 2022

Like people around the world, we are shocked and deeply concerned by the horrific actions in Ukraine. Our CEO Tim Doggett is being regularly briefed by Government on the situation and we will do our utmost to keep you informed and up to date on relevant matters.

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UK REACH – A Move Towards a Pragmatic Solution

8 December 2021

On Monday 6 December 2021, the Government announced that it will consult on extending the deadlines for UK REACH, and that work will take place to develop a new data model that would be workable and affordable for business and deliver the levels of data to support UK REACH registrations.

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