“The UK Government has been clear from the outset of negotiations of exiting the European Union (EU) that it is not their intention to reduce the impact or efficacy of the existing environmental regulations after the UK leaves the political union, including those relating to reducing and minimising emissions of ozone depleting and fluorinated greenhouse gases.”

The same obligations will be in place on contractors after we leave the EU from 30 March 2019 including certification and registration. These relate to any person or company carrying out the following activities: • Installation, servicing, repairing, maintaining, leak checking or decommissioning of in-scope stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment (SRACHP) and any refrigerant charging or recovery works. • For engineers and technicians the existing qualifications remain valid and necessary to undertake the work. Existing certification without expiry date(s) will remain valid until such time as they are superseded. Certificates issued from other EU member states will remain valid. • For companies the existing registration arrangements with REFCOM remain valid. REFCOM has confirmed our intention to continue to operate the UK’s largest F-Gas Register for both Great Britain and Northern Ireland after the 30 March 2019.