The Better Regulation Delivery Office and the National Measurement and Regulation Office have been merged into a single Directorate as part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
The new body will be called Regulatory Delivery and its stated purpose is to ensure that “regulation is effectively delivered in ways that reduce burdens on business, save public money and properly protect citizens and communities”.
The NMRO (formerly the NMO, now the RD) is the UK Market Surveillance Authority for several pieces of legislation affecting our industry, including Ecodesign, energy labelling, certain batteries and RoHS.
At the same time the Environmental Regulation team in BIS that deals with waste and product-related regulations with Single Market or producer responsibility objectives has been transferred to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). This includes legislation covering WEEE, RoHS, batteries and packaging.