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A well-respected champion of the metalforming machinery sector, Charles Ian Ridgway has died aged 87.

Lynn Kerfoot MBE has worked at Newland Engineering for 46 years and has been a director for 16 years. Newland Engine

The June edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closing early next week but there is still time to get your data back to us - you can do this by using the on-line form which is available at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jun21 or if you prefer we can send it to you

The Engineering and Machinery Alliance invites you to attend a webinar: “Northern Ireland: Sending and servicing goods.” The event will have short presentations from the business department, BEIS, and from HMRC, followed by questions and answers and, as where possible, discussion. 

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/33 - Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO. 

The manufacturing industry currently faces a triple threat: Low productivity, skills shortages and a changing political landscape. 

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.

We have just launched the MTA Business Survey for June and the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jun21.

As MTA members will be aware, we run our forecasts twice per year, but the Oxford Economics industry forecasts that under-pin those for our sector are compiled every quarter.  This article takes a quick look at the latest predictions and compares them with the MTA Forecast Update from the Spring - the documents and presentation from this are still available on the MTA web-site at https://www.mta.org.uk/members-area/mta-forec

Bank of England’s Agents’ Summary of Business Conditions, Q2-2021:  At its meeting this week, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England (BoE) voted unanimously to keep the Bank Rate at 0.1% and by 8-to-1 to maintain the current level of assets purchases.

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