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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 MTA Business Survey is designed to give a quick overview of the level of activity in the manufacturing technology industry with the reports only available to those members who participate.  The July edition will close next week but this means that there is still time to get your data back to us - this can be done either by using the on-line form which is available at or if you we can s

UK Manufacturing Output, 2nd Quarter 2021:  Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that manufacturing output was +0.2% higher in June than in the previous month, with the 2nd quarter showing an improvement of +1.7% compared to the 1st period of the year.  However, output in the sector is still only at 98.0% of the pre-pandemic level - using the quarterly...

We’d love to welcome our new member VLB Group UK LTD to MTA Membership. They design and manufacture a wide range of solutions for tube and pipe forming and plate roll forming lines. 

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

Format for the day: 

Hopefully you will be aware that SHEP (Safety and Health Engineering Partnership) has hosted a number of webinars over the past 18 months - all received excellent feedback from participants. In order to make this programme as beneficial as possible to the widest audience, SHEP would be grateful if you could take five minutes to advise which subjects you would like to see future webinars on.

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 CEN. 

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting reports:  At its meeting this week, the Monetary policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the Bank Rate at +0.1% and to keep its stock of corporate bond purchases at £20 billion.  It also voted 7-1 to continue its programme of purchasing UK government bonds with the target for these purchases remaining at £875 billion - this programme is currently expected to continue until the end of this year.

The MTA's Annual General Meeting will be held on 8th December 2021 at Church House in Westminster, London.

Following the AGM will be a reception at The House of Commons hosted by Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield.

The 3 course lunch will also feature a keynote speaker to be confirmed soon.

Keep an eye on our website for updates!

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. 

As many of you were not able to attend our first webinar on the free access BSI Standards Service, we offer through the British Standards Online (BSOL) system, we would like to invite you to join us to our next Webinar which will be hold on 22nd September 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
The training is designed to help you do the following: