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Catherine Cane19-Oct-2023 17:06:001 min read

New legislative changes affecting iQ

New legislative changes affecting companies that trade in the UK – October 2023
Extended producer responsibility for packaging
Organisations that trade in the UK that supply or import packaging now need to comply with extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging. While the scheme does not start until October 2025, companies affected by EPR for packaging are being asked to start capturing their packaging data now.

To find out what packaging activities come under the EPR regulation, and what data needs to be submitted, you can head to the official government website. 

If you use our Plastic Packaging Tax functionality within iQ, it may be possible to configure this module to meet the requirements of EPR legislation too. If this is the case, please click here and create a ticket on our helpdesk so that we can deal with your query or speak to your Account Manager who will be able to help. 

More details can be found on 

Supplying explosives precursors and poisons
From 1 October 2023 businesses supplying regulated explosives precursors to a professional user or business will need to take additional steps to verify the legitimacy of the buyer.

When conducting a sale of explosive precursors or poison, the seller will need to gather specific details including the business customer’s name and address, a form of photo ID, a statement of the nature of the business customer’s trade, business or profession and the business customer’s VAT registration number.

More info can be found on the official government website.

(Please note that this page should not be used as your primary source of information and you should refer to the sites mentioned above for the details of each regulation.)



Catherine Cane

I joined Intact’s marketing team in October 2023. My academic journey began at the University of Liverpool, where I studied English language and literature. Feeling that one degree wasn’t enough, I stayed and earned a Master's degree in creative and critical writing. During my studies, I wrote for various platforms, including a student newspaper and a famous Liverpool attraction. I knew I wanted to pursue a career where I could write daily, leading me to explore the world of content marketing. At Intact, I compile and write content for our website, upsell campaigns, customer newsletter, and manage our social media channels. The best part of my job is the opportunity to interview colleagues, seeking their insights and knowledge for valuable content, and that each completed task is followed by ten uncompleted ones. Outside of work, I’ll be at the gym, out for a run (jog), or exploring markets in London with friends.