Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

After a vigorous nationwide campaign championed by The Birmingham Assay Office the results of the first 'retail' round of the Governments' Red Tape Challenge has recognised hallmarking as a 'good regulation'. Minister for Business and Enterprise Mark Prisk said 'we are preserving good regulation, such as the hallmarking regime, for which there was strong support'. The announcement that hallmarking is no longer under threat is good news for the UK jewellery industry as the majority of responses to the Red Tape Challenge demonstrated that literally thousands of retailers, manufacturers, designers and consumers see hallmaking as a vital piece of consumer protection. Support also came from the main trade associations, as well as politicians and other local supporters of The Birmingham Assay Office, all of whom we thank.



Birmingham Assay Office announces the appointment of Russell Jeans and Andrew Lee as new Wardens.

6th May 2021

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The Birmingham Assay Office launch ‘Hope’ competition as they continue to raise funds for NHS heroes.

17th Mar 2021

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The Birmingham Assay Office seeks new Guardians

16th Feb 2021

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25th Sep 2018

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City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

8th Jun 2018

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2nd May 2018

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