Friday Brief 10/11/2023 W45
Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief. As you will be aware on Sunday 12 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. You can attend the service in person or watch from home. Find more details on the gov.uk website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-service-of-remembrance-sunday-12-november-2023
To kick things off today we would like to announce that we have won an award for Best Association Newsletter or Magazine (Circulation up to 6,000). The Association Excellence Awards 2023 took place last Friday and was thoroughly enjoyed by the MTA staff who attended. Read more about the award below.
That’s why our Associate Member, Citation’s HR & Employment Law experts have put together this free guide covering everything you should be considering from key terminology and tribunal claims to important considerations for employers. Check out more details in the story below and download the free guide.
Jack Semple from EAMA has provided two stories this week. The first is regarding highlights on the King’s Speech to parliament earlier in the week and the second on a new Advanced Manufacturing Plan. Find out all the details from Jack in his story.
The United Kingdom Lubricants Association Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group (UKLA
MWFPSG) is working with BOHS, Make UK, MTA and SHEP to call on industry to use metalworking fluids safely. Looking after your metalworking fluids will benefit your workshop, employees, machining performance and reduce costs. By taking some simple and practical steps the benefits can be found listed below.
The Institute of Export and International Trade has been asked by HMRC to seek the views of trading businesses on how it positions its services around exporting, importing and customs. Please go to the story below to compete their survey.
The economic news article this week looks at the raft of data which came out this morning, giving us our first complete look at the trends for the 3rd quarter of 2023. Overall, the UK economy showed no change compared to the 2nd quarter, but this was a balance between a marginal fall in the service sector balanced by similarly small increases for both manufacturing and construction. We also got the first look at the trend for business investment which fell compared to Q2, although that had been inflated by some one-off items, so the overall picture is not quite as poor as the headlines suggest for capital expenditure. Take a look at our article for more analysis of the GDP, manufacturing & industry output and investment data.
Finally, the October edition of the MTA Business Survey is still open for your input and you can access the secure online form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-oct23. This survey aims to give a quick overview of the manufacturing technology sector, so we would encourage all members to take just a couple of minutes to let us have your input.
That concludes the Friday Brief for this week! We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you again next week!
UK Manufacturing Output , September & 3rd Quarter 2023: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the September output data this morning and the month-on-month trend shows an increase of +0.1% compared to August. There was an increase in output in 5 of the 13 sub-sectors, led by the computer, electronic & optical products and […]Read more
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is currently running an inspection programme focusing on companies that use metalworking fluids to ensure they are using effective control measures to protect people from the risks associated with exposure to coolants and oils. Findings from previous inspection programmes found that there is still a lack of LEV being […]Read more
The Institute of Export and International Trade has been asked by HMRC to seek the views of trading businesses on how it positions its services around exporting, importing and customs. As the key organisation supporting the entire trade ecosystem, we are keen that our members and the trade community have the opportunity to respond. The […]Read more
King’s speech highlights The King’s Speech to Parliament has promised new legal frameworks to support the safe commercial development of emerging industries and to encourage innovation in technologies such as machine learning, the most commonly-used form of artificial intelligence. Details are expected to come from the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology. Autonomous vehicles are […]Read more
Are you ticking all the right boxes to help build a more inclusive and productive workplace? Transgender and non-binary employees are an important part of any workplace. But sadly, they face an increased risk of conflict and harassment in the workplace compared to other employees – in fact, 55% of trans workers have experienced these […]Read more
We are very pleased to announce that The MTA’s Friday Brief has won a bronze award at the Association Excellence Awards 2023 for Best Association Newsletter or Magazine (Circulation up to 6,000). The ceremony took place last Friday in London and was thoroughly enjoyed by the MTA staff who attended. Here is a comment from […]Read more