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New customs and VAT changes affecting boat owners from 1 January

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17 Dec 2021

Boat owners are being urged to prepare for new customs reporting changes that will come into force in the New Year.

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MCA updates the guidance to the regulations on Category C medical kits in line with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regulations

16 Dec 2021

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released amendment 1 to Marine Guidance Note (MGN) 524 life-saving appliances – Category C medical kits.

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Report from the IMO’s latest Marine Environmental Protection Committee is now available for British Marine members to download

08 Dec 2021

ICOMIA have now published a report following the 77th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held virtually from 22 to 26 November 2021.

The MCA release an update to the structure and requirements of Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work

The MCA release an update to the structure and requirements of Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work

08 Dec 2021

MSN 1853 describes the structure and requirements of “The Merchant Shipping (Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2015” which applies to the masters of all passenger and non-passenger vessels operating in the UK.

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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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British Standard Institution’s (BSI) continued membership of CEN and CENELEC

02 Dec 2021

This decision followed the adoption of new statutes in June, which created a new type of full member category for countries that find themselves in the UK’s position of exiting the EU.

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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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