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Friday Brief 28/05/2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Friday Brief. A great way to welcome a sunny bank holiday weekend no doubt!

Let us start today with a podcast by The MTA’s CEO Mr James Selka. Below you can find a link to listen to James talk about Greener manufacturing in the UK with Future Insights Network. Why not have a listen on your lunch break?

Continuing with the theme of podcasts, Citation has started a new series. In their first episode they discuss the new phase of the roadmap out of lockdown, returning to the workplace and the HR considerations every employer needs to know now. Add it to your lunch list with the link in the story.

Next week join NMIS-AFRC with leading materials scientists from their Advanced Forming Research Centre to explore rotary friction welding technology and the benefits it can bring. Register for their webinar today.

Another Webinar to keep in your calendar, The Industrial AI Summit will provide a vital opportunity to learn manufacturing best practices and hear from industry leaders. Join them online to take advantage of AI potential in the manufacturing sector. View more details in the story.

Following the end of the Transition Period, the UK has established its independent tariff regime, including its duty suspensions regime. To guide the UK’s suspensions regime, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is launching a process that will allow those based in the UK or Crown Dependencies to apply for duty suspensions. This year, you will be able to apply from 1 June until 11.55pm on 31 July. Read more below.

We’ve got some insights from HMRC this week. They have published a note for firms that have delayed making an import declaration: it may now be due very soon.  Firms that have delayed will need to make a supplementary declaration within 175 days of their shipment arriving in Great Britain. Find links their notes in their story.

The T Level employer incentive fund, launched today, recognises the impact of the pandemic on many businesses, and has been designed to help cover financial constraints employers may face as a barrier to hosting placements in the short term. Employers will be able to claim £1000 for up to 20 students they host on a 45 day (315 hour) industry placement, from now until July 2022.

Finally, we would like to invite you to GTR UK 2021 Virtual. The official agenda for GTR UK 2021 Virtual is now available; join the UK's leading trade and export finance gathering for live-streamed discussions and networking on June 29-30. Topics listed in the story below.

That is all from us in this week’s Friday Brief. Have an excellent bank holiday weekend!