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The MTA Business Survey for April will be closing early next week, but there is still time to get your return on to us if you have not done so already.  This survey provides important data about the manufacturing technology sector to place alongside other, more wide-ranging figures, so it is important that we get a true reflection of the trends in our sector.  You can access the on-line form at

EEF’s latest Affiliate newsletter is now available, the newsletter pulls together information on some of the key topics that may affect our members such as GDPR and ISO 45001 - the first globally recognised Health and Safety standard.

The MTA newsletter can be accessed here:

The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.

As trailed last week, we will be holding our Spring Economic Update on Thursday 17th May at the MTC in Coventry (10:30 for an 11:00 start).  The focus of this will be the UK although, of course, we cannot ignore global economic events.

We have released the Spring Update to our forecasts for the UK market for machine tools and cutting tools as well as the latest edition of the Global Machine Tool Forecast which covers the market outlook for 26 countries.

Although MACH is fast approaching, the normal round of surveys continues and the MTA Business Survey for March has been launched.  We are hoping to have some provisional results by later today as this will be a useful benchmark ahead of the exhibition, but we are still looking for a full set of data, although it will be a bit later than usual because many respondents will be at MACH.  It is also important as this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys and we need to capture the data...

Managing a disciplinary investigation can be complicated.

There’s likely to be a lot of emotion flying around and you must ensure you follow an exact process, as a poorly managed case could escalate to an employment tribunal.

If you need urgent advice your membership includes access to the Business Support Helpline, where Croner’s experts will talk you through every step you need to take, to manage a dispute to its conclusion.

The Spring edition of MTA Update was posted out to all members this week, so it should have landed on your desk by now. But if it hasn’t arrived yet, you can have a look at this issue online here on the MTA website.

Responding to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union’s comments on Wednesday, the EURIS Task Force welcomes his commitment to securing progress at this month’s Brussels summit but reiterates the importance of a post Brexit Industry-Government liaison body – in lieu of a lengthy transition period.

Exhibitor Profile: Machine Tools, Sheet metal Technology, Mould & Die, Measurement Technology, Precision Engineering, Surface & Heat Treatment, Materials Handling & Storage, Welding and Tools and Tooling