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The new UK National Security & Investment Act 2021 comes into effect fully from 4 January 2022.  Businesses and investors should check the guidance at

Delegates to our annual Forecast Seminar this week heard discussions of the prospects for global economic growth, the varying prospects for the key industries and our latest forecasts for the UK machine tool and cutting tool markets, along with the Autumn edition of the global machine tool forecast. The event was kindly sponsored this year by our colleagues at Marsh Commercial.

UK GDP, August 2021:  After a small fall in the economy in July (the figure of -0.1% has been revised down from +0.1%), U

UK Manufacturing Output, August 2021:  The new data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has, like the GDP and investment figures we discussed a couple of weeks ago, been re-based to 2019 prices and, perhaps more importantly, revised - significantly so in the case of some historical time series.

Yesterday (Thursday 14th October) saw the MTA Golf Day take place at the Leicestershire Golf Club. Congratulations goes to reigning champions Group Rhodes who got first place in this year’s competition and to Star Micronics who came 2nd.

EMO MILANO 2021, the world trade show dedicated to the metalworking sector held at the Exhibition Centre of fieramilano Rho, closed last Saturday, 9 October.

MTA as part of SHEP, would like to invite you to the next SHEP webinar.

Following the speech given by Lord Frost earlier this week, Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA (of which MTA is a member) has prepared an opinion piece on the contents of the speech as follows.

Firms will have noticed surging wholesale energy prices, which will be causing alarm.  In addition, there is an undercurrent of concern about UK energy supply.  The issues are most acute for intensive energy users, only a small proportion of which are eligible for energy cost support from government – but affect all energy users.

The MTA is looking to host a UK pavilion at Metalloobrabotka 2022 in Moscow, Russia, 23-27th May.