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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.

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 IST/033 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

The MTA's Annual General Meeting will be held on 8th December 2021 at Church House in Westminster, London. Kindly sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance.

Following the AGM, the 3 course lunch will feature Professor Anand Menon as the keynote speaker.

There will be a reception at The House Of Commons hosted by Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield.

A brief outline of the agenda can be found below:

Registration is now open for our Annual Dinner 2022!

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered another historic budget and three-year spending review, setting out plans that raise the tax burden to the highest level for 70 years.   

Delegates to our annual Forecast Seminar this week heard discussions of the prospects for global economic growth, the varying prospects for the key industries and our latest forecasts for the UK machine tool and cutting tool markets, along with the Autumn edition of the global machine tool forecast. The event was kindly sponsored this year by our colleagues at Marsh Commercial.

Yesterday (Thursday 14th October) saw the MTA Golf Day take place at the Leicestershire Golf Club. Congratulations goes to reigning champions Group Rhodes who got first place in this year’s competition and to Star Micronics who came 2nd.

The MTA Forecast Seminar will take place on Thursday 21st October at The Willows Centre, Wyboston Lakes Resort, Bedfordshire;  registration will be open from 0930 for a prompt start at 1000.  We are pleased to say that this is being sponsored by

The Annual MTA Members' Golf Day will be on Thursday 14th October 2021 and will be returning to the Leicestershire Golf Club.


UK Quarterly National Accounts and Investment, 2nd Quarter 2021: This week saw the publication of the quarterly National Accounts for the 2nd quarter but more importantly, it is also the point in the year when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) rebases its economic data - in this case from 2018 prices to 2019 as the base year.