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Health & Safety: Changes to ladder safety standards

07 Jul 2021

British Standards (BS) EN131 (a European Union Certification), the single British & European product standard covering all types of portable ladders (step, extending and combination) has been substantially revised.

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Join the Plastic Bag Free Pledge at Southampton International Boat Show

01 Jul 2021

As part of its Sustainability Pledge at the Southampton International Boat Show this year, British Marine is requesting that exhibitors do not have or use plastic bags on their stands. This small change for exhibitors will have a big impact and be very visible to show visitors.

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New EU-wide E-Commerce rules with effect from 1 July 2021

01 Jul 2021

British Marine would like to make members aware that as of 1 July, new value-added tax (VAT) rules will come into effect for distance sales of goods (business to consumer - B2C) and cross-border supplies of services (B2C), replacing the existing cross-border B2C rules.

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Update on staffing matters and COVID-19: Can we ask staff to vaccinate? How do I bring someone back from furlough who doesn’t want to return?

01 Jul 2021

As a return to pre-pandemic business edges closer, there are a number of questions a business may need the answers to regarding staffing in preparation.

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Leading yacht manufacturers choose Southampton International Boat Show 2021 for world launches

01 Jul 2021

With the creation of the largest man-made marina in Europe as the centrepiece of the show, Southampton International Boat Show is the ideal venue for yacht manufacturers to show their latest models, during the 10 days of the event.

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Department of Business Support - Help to Grow: How SMEs can innovate, grow and drive recovery

24 Jun 2021

OFCOM (Office of Communications) has released Guidance on electromagnetic field (EMF) compliance and enforcement specifically for ship radio licenses following the changing of licence requirements relating to EMF limits.


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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Help share the message to #RespectTheWater this summer and be part of the National Water Safety Forum campaign

17 Jun 2021

The National Water Safety Forum (NWSF), which British Marine is part of, is running a campaign this summer to raise awareness of being safe around the water.

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British Marine CEO recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

15 Jun 2021

British Marine is delighted to announce that Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.

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Southampton International Boat Show organisers ensure positive environmental actions with its 2021 Sustainable Exhibiting Guide and Exhibitor Sustainability Award

07 Jun 2021

To mark World Oceans Day 2021, British Marine has launched its 2021 Sustainable Exhibiting Guide as part of its five-year charter and pledge to support long term sustainability. With one of its main aims to reduce the environmental impact of its flagship event, the Southampton International Boat Show, the guide sets out clear actions that both the organisers and exhibitors will do to minimise the impact of the show on the environment.

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