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Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

Fronius UK will be opening the doors to its Technology Centre to unveil the latest cutting-edge welding technology at its Open House on 18th and 19th May.

The event promises to be informative, hands-on and packed with fun and whether you are looking to review your welding processes, or find out what’s new, this is just the event for you.

Businesses involved in the use or manufacture of plastic packaging have been told they need to establish at what point the new Plastic Packaging Tax needs to be paid within their supply chains.
The tax was introduced on 1 April 2022 and applies to any business that manufactures or imports 10 tonnes or more per year of plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled plastic.

Firms that meet these criteria will be taxed at £200 per tonne.

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many UK businesses have stepped up to help.

Marks & Spencer, Lush, and PwC, just to name a few, are offering jobs to Ukrainian refugees. If you’re in a position where you would like to provide work, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.

On 7 July 2022 Manufacturers will pledge to throw open their doors in a UK wide Open House.

The National Sales Conference is Europe's leading Personal & Professional Development event for leadership, sales, revenue & customer success professionals, providing the opportunity to be empowered and inspired by presentations from some of the world’s leading internationally renowned speakers & experts.

Date: 10th November 2022

Venue: National Conference Centre, Birmingham

Energy Security Strategy published

The government has published its Energy Security Strategy setting out how Great Britain will increase the use of diverse sources of homegrown energy for greater energy security in the long-term.

METAL SHOW & TIB, the #1 trade fair in Romania for the metalworking, technologies, and industrial equipment reopens its doors in physical format.

Make UK has announced the appointment of Lord Hutton as its next Chair, succeeding Dame Judith Hackitt who has stepped down after six years in the role.

Lord Hutton has extensive background in business and industry having served as Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, as well as Secretary of State for Defence. Between 2012 and 2018 he was Chair of the Nuclear Industries Association and, most recently, Chair of Energy UK.

T Levels webinar from DfE

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA), part of the Department for Education, is running a webinar on T Levels aimed at companies in engineering and manufacturing.  Meet the workforce of the future covers:

HMRC has announced that it is starting the phasing in of the new Customs Declaration Service, which will replace the 30-year-old CHIEF system.  CHIEF will close for import declarations on September 30th and for export declarations in March 2023.