Survey on Post-EU Exit Chemicals Regime for Defra


1. Defra EU Exit and Chemicals Questionnaire

Purpose and scope of the survey

Whatever the final result of the EU Exit negotiations, the UK government wants to fully understand the implications for the wide range of businesses working within the chemicals sector and other business that are reliant on the chemicals sector. 

Defra has, therefore, appointed Risk and Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Ramboll and PTJH Consulting Ltd as research contractors to undertake an online survey of businesses in the chemicals supply chain.  The aim of this survey is to collect detailed information on the way that UK chemicals companies and downstream users of chemicals in other sectors engage with REACH and other chemicals regulations.
This survey is aimed at different types of businesses including manufacturers, importers, Only Representatives, distributors, formulators and downstream chemical users in key industry sectors.

Confidential information

Participation in this survey is voluntary and the survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We will ask you about:
  • your company and its products;
  • supply chains and markets;
  • EU Exit planning; and
  • the future of chemicals regulation, including protecting human health and the environment.
All information that you provide will be held securely by RPA, in a password protected file with access limited to the immediate study team. 

Contact details will be kept separately from the survey results and will be used to send you a summary of the results and to contact you about participating in any follow-up research.  More details of the way that this information will be treated is included in the project privacy notice, here:

For formal reporting purposes, a light touch analysis pulling out key themes from the survey will be prepared for Defra and this may be published at some point.  Published reports will not include information that could identify the individuals or organisations that have taken part in the research.

If you have any concerns regarding confidentiality, please contact the Project Director for the study, Meg Postle (