From The Goldsmiths' Company News Bulletin, August 2011: The Government have completed their deliberations regarding the Red Tape Challenge on hallmarking. You will be pleased to hear that it has been recognised as a "good regulation' and will therefore be maintained.
The entire results of the ‘retail’ round have now been reviewed and the Government has confirmed that they are proposing to “simplify, improve or abolish two-thirds of the retail regulations”. Minister for Business and Enterprise, Mark Prisk, said, “we are preserving good regulation, such as the hallmarking regime, for which there was strong support.”
Dr Robert Organ, Deputy Warden, said, “without the huge support of the trade the result of the Red Tape Challenge could have been very different. We would therefore like to say a very big thank you to all of those who registered their support for hallmarking on the Red Tape Challenge website. We are lucky that we are in an industry that pulls together at times like this and from a personal point of view it is reassuring that hallmarking is viewed as being so important.”