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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.

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This week we have three new members to welcome to the MTA this week. They are:

JodaUK are designing, manufacturing, and selling machine tools, welding & fabrication equipment, and sheet metal storage racks worldwide. Also they are UK master distributor of well known international brands related machine tools, welding, and tooling.

European Industrial Production, July 2021:  The latest figures from Eurostat show that seasonally adjusted industrial production in July was +1.5% higher than in June for the Euro-zone and +1.4% up for the EU.  Although still distorted to some extent by the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak a year ago, Euro-zone output was +7.7% higher than in July 2020, with growth of +8

The MTA's Annual Forecast Seminar will be held on 21st October 2021. The programme will follow our usual structure of three presentations.


We would love to introduce you to our new member Amas Murrison Ltd “ammu”. AMMU is a distinctive blend of chartered accountants, management accountants and tax advisers providing expert advice on accounting, finance, taxation in all its guises, MI and digitisation.

The May edition of the MTA Business Survey will close next week but there is still time to let us have your input by using the on-line form at

UK Manufacturing Output, July 2021:  As we will see in the next item, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlights the difference between production and manufacturing which may not be obvious in the headlines.  Therefore, while total production grew by +1.2% in July (compared to June), manufacturing output was unchanged;  this was because the growth in production was entirely driven by an increase in oil production as an oilfield came back on-line after maintenance.

European Commission Economic Sentiment Indicator and Capacity Utilisation, August 2021:  The European Commission (EC) draws from a range of surveys to construct confidence indicators for six sectors of the economy and then uses five of these (financial services is not included in the ESI) to compile its Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI).  Because of the data collection periods, the reference month (August) is that of publication but the data really refers to July.

Please find a link below to Standards Update Booklet which provides the following information:

·       The BSI committees the MTA attends

·       The standards under revision in each committee

·       The development stage of each standard under revision.

Join Irwin Mitchell and Caldwell & Robinson on 14th September at 11am to find out more about the opportunities and challenges for GB manufacturers in Northern Ireland, post Brexit.