The UK is to retain the EU’s product safety mark indefinitely after a series of deadline extensions. It was to be replaced by the new UKCA mark for goods put on the market in Great Britain from December 2024.

Firms that want to switch to the UKCA marking for products sold into the domestic market can still do so, but the CE mark will also remain valid.

Businesses have been pushing for the Government to extend the use of the CE mark due to the significant added costs of adopting new rules when many have been trying to recover from the disruption of the pandemic and high inflation.