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Batteries Directive, Consultation Outcome

Batteries

Summary

  • 7 Responses Received.

Original Author: BIS
Original Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/batteries-directive-implementation-and-draft-regulations

Content

Government’s Response

The Government sought views on 4 questions which open up possibility to comments on its approach to implementing the Amended Batteries Directive 2013 and to test the economic assessment in the draft Impact Assessment.

There was a general consensus from the Consultation responses that the Government’s draft Regulations accurately copy out the Amended Directive and had correctly assessed that the changes would not have a significant economic impact on business and consumers although it has been recognised that not all respondents agreed with the familiarisation cost. This has been reflected in the revised Impact Assessment.

There was a helpful suggestion that familiarisation costs could be reduced by a simple guide explaining the changes. Guidance on Gov.UK has been updated and published ahead of the Amended Regulations to reflect the changes. https://www.gov.uk/batteries