It is unfortunate that the Removals and Storage industry is still largely unregulated. It is perfectly possible for anyone to buy a van today and to proclaim themselves as a removals expert tomorrow. However, when you engage with a BAR Member, you can be absolutely assured that they are properly regulated, professionally run businesses that are fully compliant with our very strict Criteria of Membership rules as well as the Code of Practice which governs adherence to current consumer protection legislation. Each Member business is subjected to an annual inspection by the BAR to ensure ongoing compliance with those mandatory rules, and improvement notices are served for any areas of non-compliance. In addition, and to recognise outstanding performance, the Association promotes three annual competitions with each one relative to activity across a different field of removal specialism.