Lest we forget, UKAS says,
UKAS is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom.
UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. In short, UKAS ‘checks the checkers’.
UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee and is independent of Government.
UKAS is appointed as the national accreditation body by Accreditation Regulations 2009 (SI No 3155/2009) and the EU Regulation (EC) 765/2008.
UKAS operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government, through the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
A comfortable monopoly. No competition for the inspectors. And the expense inspectors introduce reduces competition for those best able to pay their costs.
All the means of production will be shifted into the hands of those most successful at buying and bullying the rest.
A win-win situation for the winners.
Monopoly loves tautology.