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Newsletter Listing intro for week 43

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

James Selka CEO of the MTA will be in Tokyo for Japan’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase JIMTOF between 17th and 20th of November.

James will be keen to reassure all of our Japanese friends that the UK remains open for business, post the BREXIT vote and be able to give them the latest information on the UK Governments position. If you’ve got key Japanese suppliers or partners and would like them to meet with James, please contact James’ PA Dorothy Straw to arrange on dstraw@mta.org.uk.  

The 6th of December sees the MTA’s AGM and Parliamentary Reception take place in Westminster.

This event is always very popular and places for the House of Commons Reception are limited so to make sure you secure your invitation, please visit this link - http://www.mta.org.uk/agm-members-lunch-hoc-reception-6-december-2016.

This week the Government released new information on the Apprenticeship Levy that will be implemented in April 2017; including final funding bands for all apprenticeship frameworks. The MTA have been monitoring this carefully and submitted evidence to government on behalf of our membership, find out what these changes mean to you and your business below.

HAIMER UK would like to invite MTA members to join them at their First Open House at HAIMER UK’s new UK and Ireland offices in Burnley, Greater Manchester area. Dates and details on how to attend can be found in the story below.

Do you supply machinery or similar items to schools, colleges, universities and UTCs? If so, you might be interested in listing your company as a supplier in the Kaltz National Schools Procurement Directory and Tertiary Education Procurement Directory. You can find more details on how to do this within the Brief.

In March 2017 Cranfield University will launch the Manufacturing Directors' Programme, a flagship course for senior managers and directors who have direct responsibility or influence over manufacturing strategy and business performance.

The first estimate of growth for the UK economy published by the ONS this week showed a small acceleration in the annualised rate to +2.3% and the quarter-on-quarter rate of +0.5% was faster than most commentators had anticipated.  While this was well received, the reactions seem to have been a little mixed and anecdotal evidence of some puzzling over the sector figures.  In our other item this week, there was also some generally good news in the results of the CBI Industrial Trends Survey, including a partial recovery in investment intentions compared to the July results.

That is all for this week we'll be back next Friday with more industry news, until then have a great weekend from every one at the MTA.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK GDP, 3rd Quarter 2016:  The Office for National Statistics has issued its preliminary estimate for growth in the UK economy which showed that the economy had grown by +0.5% compared to the previous quarter and was +2.3% larger than a year earlier.

List your equipment in Kaltz Procurement Directories – 15% discount for MTA members

List your equipment in Kaltz Procurement Directories – 15% discount for MTA members

Do you supply machinery or similar items to schools, colleges , universities and UTCs? If so, you might be interested in listing your company as a supplier in the Kaltz National Schools Procurement Directory and Tertiary Education Procurement Directory.

The National Schools Procurement Directory – February 2017 (payable March/April)

(Includes University Technology Colleges, Secondary State Schools, Independent Schools, Academy Schools, Free, Studio Schools and Special Educational Needs Schools)

Invitation to HAIMER UK Open House

Invitation to HAIMER UK Open House

HAIMER UK would like to invite MTA members to join them at their First Open House at HAIMER UK’s new UK and Ireland offices in Burnley, Greater Manchester area.

In order to celebrate the opening of our new site, HAIMER UK will open its doors to our customers and partners interested in visiting our in-house show room, where we will present to you a wide range of our innovative tooling technologies.

Register now for the MTA’s AGM and Parliamentary Reception take place in Westminster

Register now for the MTA’s AGM and Parliamentary Reception take place in Westminster

The 6th of December sees the MTA’s AGM and Parliamentary Reception take place in Westminster. The AGM is essential to the running of your Association and an opportunity to get up to date with everything that we are doing. That will be followed by a three course lunch at which Neil Hurst, who is responsible for new model supplier preparation at Nissan, will give us an overview of the latest industry developments as they are seen from that company.

MTA CEO James Selka will be at JIMTOF 2017

MTA CEO James Selka will be at JIMTOF 2017

MTA CEO James Selka will be attending Japans premier manufacturing technologies showcase JIMTOF, which takes place in Tokyo from 17th to 22nd November 2016. James will be in Tokyo from 17th – 20th (inclusive) meeting with our Japanese counterparts at the Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association, as well as other senior people in from the Japanese manufacturing technologies industry.

The MTA will have a booth in the International Associations area of the show which will be staffed by a native speaker.

Response to Apprentice Levy Announcement from the MTA

Response to Apprentice Levy Announcement from the MTA

On Wednesday 26 October the Government released new information on the Apprenticeship Levy that will be implemented in April 2017; including final funding bands for all apprenticeship frameworks.  The MTA is pleased that the Government has increased the time limit for employers to spend funds in their Digital Apprenticeship Service account from 18 to 24 months. 

This was key ask of the MTA’s response to the Government’s consultation on Apprenticeship Funding Proposals