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Environment Agency publishes its response to the consultation on its future charging regime

08 Dec 2021

Earlier this month the Environment Agency published the long-awaited response to its consultation on boat registration charges from January 2022.

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CBI November Economic Brief

08 Dec 2021

British Marine members can now access the latest November economic brief from the CBI

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Face masks become mandatory in shops and indoor settings across England

02 Dec 2021

Earlier this week it became mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, maritime ports, and other indoor settings, as set out by the UK Government in its latest guidance.

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UK Government announces export strategy including support for businesses exhibiting overseas

02 Dec 2021

The strategy sets out how the department plans to encourage more UK businesses to support and in doing so, help the UK to reach one trillion in exports every year ahead of schedule.

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Health and Safety Executive launch Working Minds mental health campaign for small businesses

02 Dec 2021

The Working Minds campaign brings together a range of tools and support to help businesses and workers understand the best ways to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health.

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Get ready for next years new Plastic Packaging Tax

02 Dec 2021

A new Plastic Packaging Tax will take effect from 1 April 2022 and will encourage the use of recycled rather than new plastic within plastic packaging.

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Environment Act achieves Royal Assent and becomes law

02 Dec 2021

The purpose of the Environment Act 2021 is to increase the level of environmental protection and introduce quantifiable performance targets which can be monitored.

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Winners of the 2021 British Yachting Awards announced

01 Dec 2021

The winners of the British Yachting Awards were announced during a celebratory evening held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on 30 November, which drew together many notable figures from the racing and cruising worlds.

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Are you up to date on the Recreational Craft Regulations and the new EU Export rules

25 Nov 2021

Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR) awareness and the new EU export rules - are you up to date? Could learning how to address these changes effectively help you expand your business? Let British Marine help.

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published updates to the designated standards list for the RCR

25 Nov 2021

These standards will be designated from 18 November 2021 with the previous versions losing their designation on 27 February 2023.

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Return of Scottish Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism Cross Party Group

10 Nov 2021

Last month saw the return of the Scottish Parliment Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism. The group had to be re-registered following the Scottish Parliament election earlier this year and we are delighted to report that the Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism will again continue. Stuart McMillan MSP will continue as Convenor with a new vice-convenor Elena Whitham MSP (for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley).

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Selling CE marked products into the EU? New rules come into force on 16 July

12 Jul 2021

British Marine wants to ensure that all UK exporters to the EU are aware that the EU Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products (2019/1020) will apply from 16 July 2021.

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Rescheduled: Join the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) conference – FREE for British Marine members

21 Jun 2021

On 13 July from 14:00-16:00, British Marine and the MIA will bring our two communities together, online via the Zoom Platform, to share an update on the programme so far and also talk through the energy-efficient and technical solutions that are still required by the marine sector.

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British Marine reacts to Spring Budget 2021 Red letter day for the marine industry

03 Mar 2021

After months of extensive consultation and discussion with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), I am delighted that the Chancellor has today announced that the entitlement to use red diesel will be maintained for all commercial boat operators and for private pleasure craft users in Great Britain.