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Victory for charity shops as sales of CE marked goods allowed post-Brexit

We are delighted by the news that the government will continue to allow second hand CE marked goods to be sold in charity shops if the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal.

Last month, we called on the Business Secretary, Greg Clark MP, to protect the sector in the event of a “no deal” Brexit that any CE marked goods held in stock by charity shops would still allowed to be sold.

In an answer to a parliamentary question tabled by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), confirmed that CE marked goods – whether new or second hand – can continue to be sold in the UK.

We will continue to campaign for our members’ ability to trade in future is met with minimum disruption as a result of leaving the European Union.