Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
Your weekly roundup this week starts with news that business travel is changing and there are details of which visas and work permits will be required on the government website. We strongly recommend you check out which work permits/documentation you might require so you’re not caught out.
Similarly, we have details on the rule changes coming into force with regards to immigration and how the new points-based immigration system will function from the Spring.
Sticking on a Brexit theme, we have details of updates to the Trade and Cooperation agreement (TCA) and what this means for business with Northern Ireland as well as further information around Incoterms and what they mean for VAT.
Following last week’s budget, we’ve got further details of the Super-deduction that was announced as well as skills and development features and what it means for business and young engineers.
In Standards new this week we have an update to our Standard booklet, with information on the committees the MTA attends and standards under revision. On that note, we’ve a separate story on two of these new proposals under consultation; the first is on Guide to the Sustainable Design and Application of Robotic Systems and the second is on Additive manufacturing - Non-destructive testing. Find out more below.
If you’re looking to have your business practices acknowledged you can sign up to the Good Business Charter today and as long as you meet commitments in each of the 10 key areas you will receive GBC accreditation.
Finally, we have details of a virtual event taking place next week; the National Manufacturing Summit. The event has a great selection of speakers and keynote presentations and is not to be missed- make sure you register your space(s) today!
That is all this week. We’ll be back next Friday and, as always, would like to wish you a good weekend.