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Boats 2020 presented by Southampton International Boat Show Ltd

06 Aug 2020

British Marine is delighted to announce that Southampton International Boat Show Ltd will present Boats 2020 at Mayflower Park, Southampton from 11 – 20 September 2020. This outdoor and on the water event will be a not-for-profit showcase of boats and equipment. The health, safety and security of exhibitors, visitors and colleagues will be its number one priority.

Conservation project to recreate habitat for ocean superheroes around the UK coastline

06 Aug 2020

British Marine along with partners at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) celebrated a win for wildlife on World Oyster Day (5 August) after they received an award of £1,180,000 to boost British native oyster populations – the biggest project of its kind in the UK.

Partner with Dee Caffari in double-handed sailing quest

05 Aug 2020

In this current climate, double handed sailing lets you enjoy a #SummeronTheWater whilst social distancing. One person who has taken to this new discipline is Dee Caffari MBE.

SummerOnTheWater opportunities with British Marine members

05 Aug 2020

It has been great to see British Marine members getting behind the #summeronthewater campaign. As many people chose a staycation this year and are looking to take to the water, British Marine members are helping with opportunities to get afloat.

The MCA release MGN (M+F) 610 with guidance on meeting SOLAS Chapter V

05 Aug 2020

The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”) implement Chapter V of the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (“SOLAS” or “the Convention”) and all outstanding amendments to Chapter V. Chapter V was negotiated and agreed in the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Flagship Digital Week - Software tools for marine businesses

04 Aug 2020

British Marine member, Ben Taylor, is looking to deliver a series of four online digital sessions where you can learn about the software tools that are allowing marine businesses to automate and improve their business processes including; Marketing Automation, Payment Solutions, Ecommerce Personalisation and LinkedIn social media presence.

Exporting to Hong Kong? Latest revisions to Open General Export Licenses and Trade

04 Aug 2020

The Department for International Trade and the Export Control Joint Unit have updated their notices to exporters to reflect the ongoing political situation in Hong Kong.

Apply to become a Non-Executive Member for the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners

04 Aug 2020

The Department for Infrastructure has announced a recruitment campaign to appoint nine Non-Executive members to the Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

HMRC provides clarification on the temporary reduction in VAT for the leisure marine industry

04 Aug 2020

Last month, British Marine secured a welcome win for the holiday hire boat sector as HMRC confirmed that the temporary reduction to 5% for holiday accommodation does apply to those hiring out boats (inland and coastal) which are to be used for holiday accommodation.

HM Government seeks feedback on the introduction of a Carbon Emission Tax from January 2021

04 Aug 2020

The UK Government has published a draft consultation on the potential creation of a Carbon Emissions Tax to be implemented once the UK and the EU are no longer locked in the Transition Period.