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Friday Brief

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

EMO returns to Hannover this year from 18th to 23rd September. The MTA can help members with a number of services for this exhibition, so if you are thinking of exhibiting get in touch with us. For further information please contact the MTA’s Head of Events James Fudge at jfudge@mta.org.uk.

The Apprenticeship Levy is coming in April of this year and its implementation is being finalised now. To find out more you can register here to attend the EEF’s webinar “Apprenticeship Levy: Managing your Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) account” on Thursday 19 January from 10:00 – 11:00am.

CECIMO are currently running a digitisation campaign with the objective being to accelerate the uptake of digital solutions provided by the European machine tool industry. They aim to do this by capturing a number of case studies showing where machine tool manufacturers have provided digital solutions for customers. They would ideally like the digital solutions to cover a variety of sectors (i.e. automotive, aerospace, medical, other machinery industry…). These case studies will allow CECIMO to identify best practices in digitisation, which they can then share. So if you’d like to put your co0many in the international limelight get in touch with the MTA’s Technical Manager, Josh Dugdale, at jdugdale@mta.org.uk .  

MTA members 600 UK Machine Tools are providing great learning opportunities at Scarborough UTC and have fitted out the workshop with their equipment. UTC’s combine technical, practical and academic learning to provide a rounded education to students, ensuring they leave with the wide range of skills they need to progress to the university of their choice, onto an advanced apprenticeship or straight into full-time employment. Scarborough UTC also partners with MTA members Fanuc and Unison Ltd, amongst other companies. To find out more about how you can engage with UTCs by contacting Laura Pickering the MTA’s Education & Development coordinator at lpickering@mta.org.uk.

We have been asked by EAMA, an umbrella association of which MTA are members, to canvas for opinion amongst our membership on the effect BREXIT will have on the UK supply chain. To that end please take the time to fill in the Survey in the Brief.

We have been made aware that MTA members and MACH exhibitors are once again being approached by unscrupulous people trying to sell the marketing list from the previous MACH show. Please do not engage with these people, we have sent cease and desist notices to the company, which is based offshore and are exploring ways to stop this practice happening. Please contact Nicola Harrison at nharrison@mta.org.uk if you are approached.   

We will be closing the December edition of the MTA Business Survey early next week and although we have had a good response, there is always room for more, so if you have not yet sent us your figures, you can find the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-dec16.   

The data on industrial production, both for the UK and for Europe, which was published this week was generally positive, with significant increases recorded in November; in the case of the UK, this was partly due to a return to production for a North Sea oilfield, but the underlying manufacturing data was also positive.  Automotive output in the UK has had a little wobble towards the end of 2016, but this is partly because of a couple of exceptional months earlier in the year (august in particular) and it may be more to do with the seasonal adjustment than a real trend - the actual levels of output remain high.  The Aerospace sector continues to expand steadily and we have even seen a return to growth for the Machinery industry, albeit from a low level.  There was also positive news from the European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Indicator with a significant improvement in industrial confidence.

That’s all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news, until then have a great weekend from everyone at the MTA. 

Apprenticeship Levy

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Apprenticeship Levy

The MTA has been heavily involved in consultation on the upcoming Apprenticeship Levy. Our friends at the EEF are running a webinar to help you prepare to manage your Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) account on Thursday 19 January from 10:00 – 11:00am.  This webinar will be useful for both levy payers and those below the threshold to pay the levy, as both will need to use the new DAS for apprentice training. You can register here.

CECIMO Digitisation Campaign

CECIMO Digitisation Campaign

CECIMO are currently running a digitisation campaign with the objective being to accelerate the uptake of digital solutions provided by the European machine tool industry. They aim to do this by capturing a number of case studies showing where machine tool manufacturers has provided a digital solutions for customers. They would ideally like the digital solutions to cover a variety of sectors (i.e. automotive, aerospace, medical, other machinery industry…). These case studies will allow CECIMO to identify best practices in digitisation, which they can then share.

EAMA Grassroots Survey - Brexit impact on UK supply chains

EAMA Grassroots Survey - Brexit impact on UK supply chains

We have been asked by EAMA, an umbrella association of which MTA are members to canvas  opinion amongst our membership on the effect BREXIT will have on the UK supply chain. Please download the attached word document and once completed return to the MTA’s Head of External Affairs Paul O’Donnell via email at podonnell@mta.org.uk.

Message from EAMA regarding the Survey     

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

We will be closing the December edition of the MTA Business Survey early next week and although we have had a good response, there is always room for more, so if you have not yet sent us your figures, you can find the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-dec16.  We value the input of MTA members to what is a very useful and timely indicator of the trends for the manufacturing technology sector in the UK.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK Manufacturing Output, November 2016:  The headline figures on the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) pointed to a sharp rise in output in November, but this was largely due to a return to production of the Buzzard oil field following a period of maintenance.  However, manufacturing activity did pick up in November following a weak October;  this means that manufacturing output in the last 3 months (September, October and November 2016) was +0.2% higher than in the previous 3 months (June, July and August) and was +0.3% above the level of a year ear