UK: Information on EU Exit and impact on application processes

The UK Prime Minister has formally notified the European Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union: Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk triggering Article 50, and the UK Government has published a White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill explaining how the government will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and transfer all of the EU legislation as it applies in the UK into domestic law.

HSE confirm that they will continue to process applications made under the Biocides and Plant Protection Products regimes during the period leading up to EU exit.  Any applications made before EU exit will continue to be considered to the current rules and standards applicable, and if these applications have not been completed at the date of EU exit they will continue to be progressed to reach a UK decision after EU exit.