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CBI Industrial Trends Survey, July 2021:  The latest results from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) showed a positive picture of demand and activity in the manufacturing sector but with some clouds appearing to dampen enthusiasm.  Although dated “July”, the data collection period for this survey (24th June to 14th July) means that the references to the month are really about June and the 3-month periods coincide with the calendar quarters.

The MTA held a webinar this week with ForrestBrown focusing on the new rules changes around R&D tax relief.

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.

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