UK ‘Right to repair’ law come in the summer of 2021.
The UK Government also confirms that it will also introduce energy efficiency legislation. Press Release 3th March 2021
Spare parts will need to be made available for up to ten years following purchase.
The UK Government plans to introduce a new legal right for repairs. This will make it easier to fix electrical appliances.
In the summer of 2021 new energy efficiency standards will also be introduced.
It’s part of a wider government green pledge to help reduce both waste and household bills.
Business and Energy Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, said:
“Our plans to tighten product standards will ensure more of our electrical goods can be fixed rather than thrown on the scrap heap. Putting more money back in the pockets of consumers whilst protecting the environment.”
The think tank Green Alliance has also pushed for a right to repair. Its spokeswoman Libby Peake told BBC News:
“This is good news – but it’s exactly what the government said it would do on leaving the EU.
“The big test is whether the UK will continue to keep track with future EU standards.”
Manufacturers will have to make sure that appliances like washing machines, fridges and other white goods last for up to 10 years.
The new energy efficiency standards are designed to encourage consumers to make more informed choices. They also present a small victory for Brexiters since the EU emblem on energy efficiency labels will be replaced with the Union Flag!
the UK ‘Right to repair’ law will come into effect in 2021. In advance of this we’re already receiving an increasing number of enquiries from equipment manufacturers about how we can assist with repairs.
These draft regulation (due to be formalised in the summer of 2021) will apply solely to Great Britain. Northern Ireland will abide to by the Northern Ireland Protocol.
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