National laboratory roles

We proudly manage and operate a number of laboratories on behalf of the UK Government:

We also host the unique function of the ‘Government Chemist’, which provides:

  • independent resolution of technical appeals (referee cases) in the UK food and feed enforcement system and
  • advice to government, the public sector and the wider analytical community on measurement science particularly when it relates to legislation and regulation.

Further details of about the government chemist services can be found at