Thanks for the linkI've checked and I was told wrongly this is not the case. I have found this guide that may help with a claim.
https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/factsheets-downloads/factsheet-doglaw in england wales 23 10 14.pdf
Quite right about microchipping been law since 2016. Control of Dogs Order 1992 still requires collar and id tag.