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Ed Balls confirmed as headline economist at the British Marine National Conference

18 Jan 2022

British Marine are delighted to announce that the former Shadow Chancellor, academic, author and broadcaster Ed Balls will be presenting an essential keynote speech, forecasting the future economic landscape for the marine industry.

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New guidance on the reporting of vessels arriving to the UK and what users are to do when arriving and leaving the UK

06 Jan 2022

HMRC have released these documents to inform people of the requirements that they will need to meet, as the requirements have changed as of 1 January 2022.

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Henri-Lloyd proudly partners with the Green Blue Business Directory

06 Jan 2022

Passionate about producing high-quality, sustainable products, Henri-Lloyd creates stylish pieces made to last and believes in multi-functional clothing which can be used for various outdoor activities.

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MCA consultation for the inclusion of new guidance for meeting the needs of persons with reduced mobility on small passenger vessels

06 Jan 2022

The reason for looking to publish an Amended version of the MGN is to update it in certain areas due to changes in legislation (as bits are now outdated), documentation, practice and also obtain the views of interested parties.

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BEIS releases guidance documents on UKCA marking for overseas businesses placing goods on the UK market

06 Jan 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released guidance and information to help raise more awareness about the UK’s new regulatory regime for manufactured goods to ensure that overseas businesses can continue to place goods on the UK market.

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UKSA sees 150 percent increase in women taking part in its Superyacht Cadetship course

06 Jan 2022

UKSA has reported a 150 percent increase in the number of women undertaking its Superyacht Cadetship from 2020 to 2021, a trend that sees a positive shift towards increased diversity in the superyacht sector.

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The MCA releases an update to conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment

23 Dec 2021

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released an amendment to Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1874 – “Marine Equipment - United Kingdom conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment, Other Approval and Standards”.

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New rules for towing a trailer take effect

23 Dec 2021

The UK Government has changed the licensing rules for towing a trailer for individuals that passed their driving test after 1 January 1997.

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British Marine Announcement: BOOT Düsseldorf

23 Dec 2021

Following the news that only German citizens and residents may travel from the UK to Germany, British Marine would like to provide members who may be exhibiting at BOOT Düsseldorf with information

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New LOGOS December 2021 Quarterly EU Reports for ICOMIA and IMEC now available

23 Dec 2021

LOGOS has released two reports for its December 2021 Quarterly EU Updates, for ICOMIA and IMEC, which are now available for British Marine members to download.

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Ed Balls confirmed as headline economist at the British Marine National Conference

18 Jan 2022

British Marine are delighted to announce that the former Shadow Chancellor, academic, author and broadcaster Ed Balls will be presenting an essential keynote speech, forecasting the future economic landscape for the marine industry.

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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.