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The outcome was positive for the 2022 edition of LAMIERA, the international trade show of sheet metal forming machines tools and related technologies, which took place at fieramilano Rho from 18 to 21 May.

Almost 3,000 enforcement notices were issued by Health & Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors last year – and it’s already clear that they’re only going to be upping their inspection activity this year.

They’re now charging £163 per hour for any intervention they have to take for breaches of Health & Safety law – and that’s on top of any potential fines, fees, and prosecutions that could come later on.

The MTA are delighted to share with you details of the inaugural National Manufacturing Day (NMD) which will take place on the 7 July 2022. The initiative is being led by the trade body Make UK, and the whole sector are invited to participate. It will be a national celebration of UK manufacturing and a chance to raise the profile of the sector. 

Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA (of which MTA is a member) offers some comments on recent announcements by the Government, most notably the speech given by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak when he spoke at the CBI’s annual dinner last week.  He called on UK businesses to “invest more, train more, and innovate more” and said that the government’s “firm plan is to reduce and reform your taxes to encourage you to do all those things”.

Hannover, Germany
30 May – 2 June 2022

As you may already be aware, one of the services that we offer is free access BSI standards through the British Standards Online (BSOL) system. 

We are working with BSI to provide some complimentary training on the 17th June 2022 from 11:00 to 11:30 am to ensure that you are able to obtain the maximum value from this system. The training is designed to help you do the following:

Croner’s Webinar & E-Learning sessions are free to association members and cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised sessions including relevant legislation and key case law.
For further details on their courses please see the PDF below.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, May 2022: The latest results from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) show an improvement in both output and orders growth in May - note that the data collection ran from 26th April to 12th May so this really refers to April (or the month before the date of the survey for earlier editions) and the three month period from February to April.

UK Productivity, 1st Quarter 2022:  With data on wages and hours worked as part of the labour market release, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its flash estimates of productivity for the start of 2022.  The headlines show that on the preferred measure - output per hour worked - productivity fell compared to the final period of 2021 with hours worked rising more quickly than output (gross value added).

MACH 2022, the largest display of new machinery and manufacturing technologies under one roof in the UK for four years, lived up to its billing as a major catalyst for investment with scores of exhibitors reporting strong sales and positive interest in their products during the five-day event at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.