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Do you have long-term contracts, either with customers or suppliers? Have you thought about incorporating something in the contract that allows you to adjust the price according to changes in input costs?
CBI Industrial Trends Survey, February 2021: The latest report from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) shows that manufacturing activity has deteriorated over the last month although the hit was less than in previous lockdowns. It is worth noting that although the report refers to February, data collection took place between 27th January and 12th February so the trends identified are more likely to be the three months to January (November 2020 to January 2021).
The MTA’s advice line (provided by Croner) has recently had a number of call on how to support staff who are juggling working from home and home-schooling schedules.
To help to address this, they have created a new resource (attached) with different options you can consider, and how their advice line can help further.
Don’t forget you can access the Croner helpline free of charge through your MTA membership by calling 0844 561 8133
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has written to fabricated metal businesses across GB to check that they are managing the risks of welding fumes and metalworking fluids.
Inspectors will be checking that businesses are complying with the guidance to manage the risk of respiratory diseases. If your business receives a letter, you should respond as soon as possible and by 24 March at the latest.
The January edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closing early next week but there is still time to let us have your input by using the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jan21.
Following our virtual round table earlier in the week, we wanted to remind members of the funding options available both in the current economic climate and beyond.
The MTA have created a dedicated page on their website which we intend to add further details to over the comings weeks. You can view this week’s round table on this page as well as links to key sites and contact details for speakers.
The draft CEN CWA 'Guidelines for Traditional Micro-SMEs' GDPR compliance’ has been developed and is now available for public commenting on the CEN and CENELEC websites
It would be helpful if the MTA members could share whether you would be a potential user of this CWA and whether the approach adopted in the document would be suitable in guiding British and ISO standards pertaining to micro-SMEs.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association is holding a webinar round table on on 9th February at 12:00 how to access funding support. It is aimed at those wanting to access funding for their own business, and equipment or technology suppliers looking to assist potential customers.
Discussion will focus on how to apply for one of the government schemes, such as CBILS, which remains open for applications until 31st March.
Through your association membership, you can register for Croner’s webinar sessions below. You also have access to free advice concerning any of the below areas, and wider business matters, available on 0844 561 8133
We launched the January edition of the MTA Business Survey at the beginning of the week. This survey provides a quick overview of the activity of the manufacturing technology sector and it only takes a couple of minutes to give your input (and you don’t have to answer all of the questions if you don’t want).