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Tell us what you think: Inquiry launched into the impact of COVID-19 on UK Businesses

Inquiry launched into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses

19 Mar 2020

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee has now launched an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses and workers.

Important information if you sell solid fuel – Government make changes to legislation to improve air quality

27 Feb 2020

British Marine members selling solid fuel should be made aware of recent Government announcements regarding the burning of such fuels for domestic heating purposes.


Two British Marine members to sit on Canal and River Trust Council

20 Feb 2020

British Marine extends its congratulations to two members on their election to the Canal and River Trust’s (CRT) Council as boating business representatives.

Have you been affected by the recent flooding?

20 Feb 2020

News coverage over the last few days has shown how widespread the flooding triggered by two major storm events has been on Welsh, Yorkshire and Midlands River systems. Rivers such as the Wye, Avon, Ouse, Trent, Kennet, Severn and parts of the Thames are reporting extremely high levels and some of their catchments are saturated.

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Last chance to have your say on the consultation on the proposed changes to the existing published Code for the Design, Construction and Operation of Hire Boats

20 Feb 2020

The consultation on the proposed changes to the existing published Code for the Design, Construction and Operation of Hire Boats (the Hire Boat Code) is nearly over, companies who will be affected by its application only have three weeks to read, assess and respond to the consultation.

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Sandford Lock Keeper wins prestigious British Marine Inland Boating award

17 Dec 2019

British Marine Inland Boating has awarded its acclaimed Lock Keeper of the Year Award for 2019 to Aidan Mahon, Lock Keeper at Sandford Lock on the River Thames.

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Successful conference for British Marine Inland Boating, Midlands and Tourism associations

14 Nov 2019

The joint British Marine Inland Boating, Midlands and Tourism Conference was held last week (7 November). This year’s Conference was sponsored by Black Prince Holidays, GJW Direct, Hoseasons, Savills and Shawbrook Bank.

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Remembering Tim Parker

07 Feb 2019

British Marine is saddened to report the passing of Tim Parker ex-chairman of the Association of Pleasure Craft Operators, now known as British Marine Inland Boating.


Government launches consultation reviewing Marine Licensing Requirements

08 Nov 2018

DEFRA has launched a consultation on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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Remembering Harry Arnold MBE

08 Nov 2018

British Marine are saddened to report the death of Inland Waterway journalist, author, photographer and campaigner Harry Arnold MBE

British Marine News for your sector

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Get a grant to improve your manufacturing process

11 Jul 2019

General News

Boatbuilders, marine engineers and marine equipment manufacturers are just some of the businesses who can benefit from newly available grants through the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP).


R&D tax relief advice from Smith & Williamson

13 Jun 2019

Member news

Research & Development (R&D) tax relief applies to more business processes and design work in the marine industry than many companies are claiming for.

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MCA releases second consultation on implementation of the review of Domestic Passenger Vessels “Grandfather Rights”

06 Jun 2019

General News

This second consultation on the review of “Grandfather Rights” seeks your views on the proposals as revised since the first consultation. These requirements are intended to be applied retrospectively to the Domestic Passenger Fleet.

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Join British Marine at Crick Boat Show

15 May 2019

General News

Crick Boat Show, now in its 20th year, takes place Friday 24 May – Monday 27 May showcasing the inland waterways sector. British Marine will have a dedicated membership stand at the Show which will be located within the Waterways World Boating Marquee, stand number WW86.

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Marine industry invited to enter inaugural Maritime UK Awards

09 May 2019

General News

British Marine calls on the marine industry to enter the inaugural Maritime UK Awards. A brand-new, national awards programme celebrating the breadth of the UK’s £37.4bn maritime sector was launched recently by Maritime UK.

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Nominations for the National Apprenticeship Awards now open

09 May 2019

General News

Entering their 16th edition, nominations for The National Apprenticeship Awards are now open. Once again they are set to recognise and celebrate the best apprentices, employers and apprentice champions across various sectors in the UK.


Have you completed your turnover declaration form?

02 May 2019

General News

The deadline for submitting your turnover declaration form is this Friday.


ICOMIA releases updated Brexit guidance

02 May 2019

General News

Following the agreed extension delaying the UK's exit from the EU, ICOMIA has released updated guidance on Brexit for manufacturers of products that require EU certification.

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Join the trailblazer group for composite level 2 apprenticeship standard

04 Apr 2019

Express your interest in the cross industry trailblazer group to start developing a level 2 composite laminator engineering apprenticeship standard.


Act now: Carbon monoxide alarms to become mandatory from April

28 Mar 2019

From 1 April 2019 at least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm became a requirement on nearly all private and non-private boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Requirements. BSS Certifications will not be issued to boats without alarms.