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Apprenticeship grants extended

07 Oct 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently announced that apprentice incentives will run until the end of January 2022, so companies which are considering taking on an apprentice in the next few months should take advantage of this.

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New hotline launched to help more UK exporters trade internationally

07 Oct 2021

The hotline will mean businesses exporting will now be able to access one-to-one advice via a new phone and online service.

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Maritime UK and British Marine have partnered with the government to deliver a series of online workshops focused on Free Trade Agreements in Canada, Mexico, and India

07 Oct 2021

These workshops will provide an opportunity for maritime business to share their views on the UK’s maritime trade policy objectives within the three countries.

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The Annual Shipwrights Lectures Wednesday 20 October 2021

07 Oct 2021

The 2021 Annual Shipwrights’ Lectures will be going ahead on Wednesday 20 October 2021 and at an exciting new venue - the MAST Studios, in Southampton City Centre.

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Advertise your jobs for free with British Marine

07 Oct 2021

Did you know British Marine members can use our Online Job Board on the British Marine website completely free of charge? Find the right audience for your job role and let us help you to fill that vacancy!

Export Control Joint Unit news

Export Control Joint Unit to make EORI numbers mandatory on license applications and registrations

30 Sep 2021

The Export Control Joint Unit will make it mandatory for you to include your Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number on most licence applications and registrations from late autumn.

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The Green Blue and the Final Straw Foundation launch ground-breaking Single-Use Plastic Free Accreditation

30 Sep 2021

The Green Blue and the Final Straw Foundation have joined forces to launch a Single-Use Plastic Free Accreditation, aimed at inland and marine clubs, training centres and boating businesses.

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New rules for towing a trailer mean more drivers will be able to tow from autumn 2021

30 Sep 2021

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


Release of updated designated standards list for UKCA marking in PPE, machinery and EMC certification

30 Sep 2021

Many businesses currently use European harmonised standards to provide presumption of conformity with relevant EU law. As the UK retained many of the requirements of EU law at the end of the transition period, the essential legal requirements that businesses must meet in the UK did not change.

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Get new government funding to identify ways to increase energy efficiency, cut bills and emissions and support decarbonisation in manufacturing

30 Sep 2021

Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF), designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, will open on 27 September 2021.

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