The Certification Officer is appointed by the Government and has various legal responsibilities to do with both trade unions and employer organisations. For example, the Certification Officer can give a union a certificate of independence, establishing it as a genuine trade union free from employer interference.
Address: Certification Office, 22nd Floor, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3JJ. Tel: 020 7210 3734.
Note: The Certification Office has had to leave Euston Tower and is currently based in temporary accommodation.