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Back by popular demand! Book your export support now and meet a trade adviser from the Department for International Trade

11 Nov 2021

Following the success of the first international trade clinic held at the beginning of November, British Marine is once again partnering with the Department for International Trade to provide its members with the opportunity to meet a dedicated trade adviser.

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New 360 tug simulator at The Maritime Skills Academy in Portsmouth going live 6 December 2021

11 Nov 2021

The Maritime Skills Academy (part of the Viking Maritime Group) is further developing its training portfolio by expanding its state-of-the-art simulation facilities at the Portsmouth centre.

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Free support and guidance for businesses looking to export during International Trade Week

04 Nov 2021

The Department for International Trade will be providing free advice and guidance to businesses looking to export during International Trade Week. Featuring a series of webinars designed to give you a greater understanding of trading with Europe, the US and China.

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Chancellor’s Budget reduces business rates for the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors and provides relief for businesses carrying out improvements

28 Oct 2021

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his Autumn Budget, promising support for individuals and businesses across the UK. Some of the key policy announcements affecting British Marine members included revisions to the business rates system.


British Marine launches online Training Platform offering free and low-cost courses

28 Oct 2021

The fully-featured, accessible, web-based portal offers more than 90 accredited courses covering a wide range of business needs alongside British Marine’s portfolio of marine-specific courses, to address skills gaps, reinforce career pathways, and assist staff retention.

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Have your say: Complete the UK Government's late payments survey

28 Oct 2021

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner (OSBC) has opened a survey with a view to changing the culture of late payments in the UK.

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The IMO holds 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee

21 Oct 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held its 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) from 4–8 October 2021. This meeting was conducted remotely and the following topics of interest to the Superyacht, leisure and small commercial vessel sectors were discussed.

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Superyacht UK Member Survey

21 Oct 2021

We would like to invite all Superyacht UK members to complete a short survey to help the Superyacht UK Committee shape the association’s 2021/2022 road plan.

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UK Government publishes its Net Zero Strategy

21 Oct 2021

The UK Government has now published its Net Zero Strategy: ‘Build Back Greener’. This sets out how the Government intends to cut emissions across different sectors, including maritime.

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New rules for towing a trailer from 15 November 2021

21 Oct 2021

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

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