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Our colleagues at ECTA and Swissmem would like to remind you about the invitation to the ECTA Conference 2022 from June 30 to July 02 in Rüschlikon on Lake Zurich.

Swissmem, in cooperation with the ECTA Secretariat, will host this event and they have put together an attractive program with excellent speakers for the conference.

Last summer, the government confirmed they’ll be reforming the Equality Act, putting more emphasis and pressure on employees to prove they’ve taken positive action to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Three out of four people have reported their experiences of harassment at work. As a result, the government is increasing pressure on employers to take action. But with so many factors to consider, we understand it can be difficult to know where to start.

Delegates at the presentation of the Spring update of our forecasts for the machine tool and cutting tool market this week heard Andy Goodwin, Chief UK Economist at Oxford Economics set out a fairly gloomy picture for the UK economy overall in 2022.  Having said that, it is not going to be a complete disaster and we are likely to avoid a recession as despite the likelihood of a negative figure for the 2nd quarter, the factors behind that also suggest that Q3 should be positive.

Did you know that in 2020/21, 185 cases were successfully prosecuted - or referred to COPFS for prosecution in Scotland - by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)?

Following the disruption of the last few years, there has never been a better time to make sure you’re getting Health & Safety right in your business.

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.
Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/008 Additive manufacturing, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

According to a YouGov survey, late in 2021, half of British workers (50%) were still working from home at least some of the time, up from 37% before the pandemic. An even high number (60%), said they would prefer to work remotely always or some of the time if they could choose.

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.
Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/008 Additive manufacturing, for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation.

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We are very excited to announce two new MTA members who have recently joined!

Ayming are Europe's leading specialist Research and Development tax consultancy with over 30 years of experience. With 1300 employees operating in 14 countries across Europe and the US, they have diverse expertise spanning various industries. By providing strategic advisory services on innovation funding and HR performance, we continue to generate €1bn a year for 16,000 clients worldwide.

Our Spring Economic update presentation this year will take place on Wednesday 11th May and will be held at the offices of Forrest Brown (an MTA Associate member) in Bristol.

As you know, the UK government has started or will shortly start negotiations on a new set of free trade agreement (FTA) with a number trade partners including, but not limited to, Canada, GCC and Mexico.

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