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The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.

The Lloyds International Trade Portal identifies key information by country and product to be traded and lists more than 100,000 importers worldwide.  It has hitherto been available free of charge to Lloyds customers only but Lloyds Bank is making it available free of charge.  This is an important online resource for exporters and would-be exporters.

MTA Associate Member Citation has produced a free guide for MTA members on how to managing employees with COVID symptoms or who’ve tested positive.

We have secured an exclusive offer for all MTA members to attend the CBI Annual Conference which is being held from 2nd to 4th November.  There are more details including the programme at

The MTA Business Survey for September remains open and while we have had a good response already, we would encourage MTA members to participate in this survey to help us build a good overview of activity levels in the industry.  There is an on-line form available at or if you would prefer a word version, please contact Geoff Noon at MTA (e-mail:  gnoon@mta.o

Members of MTA have a valuable member benefit in the form of free access to HR and employment advice from specialists at Croner as part of the membership package.

We have two updates from Croner to highlight this week:

We have been advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment.  The details are as follows:

The MTA Business Survey for July will close at the start of next week but this does mean that there is still time to let us have your input.  The on-line form at is still open and we hope that as many MTA members as possible will take a couple of minutes to participate.  It is important that we keep our overview of the manufacturing technology sector up to date so we can respond to changes i

The MTA Business Survey for August opened at the start of this week and although we have already had a good response, we would encourage all MTA members to take part.  The on-line form available is at and, with thanks to those who have already responded, we look forward to hearing from you.

Each business has dealt with the Covid 19 outbreak differently. As we start to come out of the period of the most intense challenges, new issues are presenting themselves in the workforce. The MTA’s employment advice partner Croner has is constantly updating its advice and now has some useful information on the ending of the furlough scheme.

UK Productivity, 1st Quarter 2020:  The analysis of UK productivity published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed output per hour (the headline measure of productivity) for the whole economy was -0.6% lower than in the same quarter in 2019 with output per worker falling by -3.1%.  This divergence reflects the impact of furlough schemes at the end of the quarter - staff on furlough are counted as a “worker” but, of course, they worked no hours so that measure ha