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Decarbonising Transport Government Plan

The government releases its plan to Decarbonise Transport

22 Jul 2021

As part of the mission to cut carbon dioxide (CO²) emissions to zero, the government has released its much anticipated Transport Decarbonisation plan, which can be downloaded and reviewed via this article.

Heat stress at work, HSE guidance for working in the heat

Heat stress at work – HSE Guidance

22 Jul 2021

This week with temperatures increasing across the UK, British Marine would like to remind members that it is essential for employers to ensure that working conditions are managed safely.

MDL sponsors BKL LR

[Member News] MDL Marinas renews partnership with British Keelboat League and RS Sailing

15 Jul 2021

MDL Marinas is delighted to announce it is the ‘Official Marina Partner’ of the British Keelboat League and RS Sailing for the second time, having previously sponsored the series in 2019.

CE marking

Selling CE marked products into the EU? New rules come into force on 16 July

12 Jul 2021

British Marine wants to ensure that all UK exporters to the EU are aware that the EU Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products (2019/1020) will apply from 16 July 2021.

Summer Cruise Network - British Marine Wessex

Join the British Marine Wessex summer cruise networking event

07 Jul 2021

The event will offer a 3-hour harbour cruise with welcome drinks and a barbecue onboard, a new member showcase and a chance to meet industry peers face to face.

Fiber glass

Trade Remedies Authority call for evidence: a review of continuous filament glass fibre products

07 Jul 2021

British Marine is supporting the Government's Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) in their investigations into whether trade remedies are needed to prevent injury to UK industries caused by unfair trading practices and unforeseen surges in imports.

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Southampton International Boat Show draws international RIB brands to its doors – from outboard to electric

07 Jul 2021

Taking place from 10-19 September, the Southampton International Boat Show is set to welcome all types of exciting and innovative feature-packed Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBS) and the engines and equipment to accompany them.

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Health & Safety: Changes to ladder safety standards

07 Jul 2021

British Standards (BS) EN131 (a European Union Certification), the single British & European product standard covering all types of portable ladders (step, extending and combination) has been substantially revised.

Turtle and plastic in ocean

Join the Plastic Bag Free Pledge at Southampton International Boat Show

01 Jul 2021

As part of its Sustainability Pledge at the Southampton International Boat Show this year, British Marine is requesting that exhibitors do not have or use plastic bags on their stands. This small change for exhibitors will have a big impact and be very visible to show visitors.

Ecommerce purchase, online shopping

New EU-wide E-Commerce rules with effect from 1 July 2021

01 Jul 2021

British Marine would like to make members aware that as of 1 July, new value-added tax (VAT) rules will come into effect for distance sales of goods (business to consumer - B2C) and cross-border supplies of services (B2C), replacing the existing cross-border B2C rules.

British Marine News for your sector

CE marking

Selling CE marked products into the EU? New rules come into force on 16 July

12 Jul 2021

British Marine wants to ensure that all UK exporters to the EU are aware that the EU Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products (2019/1020) will apply from 16 July 2021.

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Rescheduled: Join the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) conference – FREE for British Marine members

21 Jun 2021

On 13 July from 14:00-16:00, British Marine and the MIA will bring our two communities together, online via the Zoom Platform, to share an update on the programme so far and also talk through the energy-efficient and technical solutions that are still required by the marine sector.

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British Marine reacts to Spring Budget 2021 Red letter day for the marine industry

03 Mar 2021

After months of extensive consultation and discussion with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), I am delighted that the Chancellor has today announced that the entitlement to use red diesel will be maintained for all commercial boat operators and for private pleasure craft users in Great Britain.

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2021 dates announced for Southampton International Boat Show

04 Dec 2020

British Marine, the organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, confirms that the 52nd edition of the UK’s largest watersports festival will take place from 10th - 19th September 2021

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British Marine Digital Autumn Expo hailed a success

16 Nov 2020

The British Marine Digital Autumn Expo 2020 drew to a close yesterday (12 November) after freshly energising the UK industry with three days of learning and networking. In a year when meeting in person has been difficult, 404 participants from across the industry and the United Kingdom came together online to collectively reflect on the past year, discuss current challenges and prepare for future opportunities.


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Another great day at the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo! Join the last day tomorrow.

11 Nov 2020

The second day of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo saw 124 participants join in. It included another well-attended morning networking session and a fantastic workshop on how to secure free financial business support.

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British Marine Digital Autumn Expo kicks off in style​

10 Nov 2020

British Marine Digital Autumn Expo kicks off in style​. Day 1 of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo drew to a close, 156 participants logged on throughout the day to take part in a packed schedule of webinars.

ore guidance needed, urges RYA and British Marine, as HM Treasury announces 12-month extension on Returned Goods Relief

RYA and British Marine request further guidance on Returned Goods Relief

19 Oct 2020

RYA and British Marine jointly persevere in asking Government to increase 1 year Returned Goods Relief extension period and supply further detail for recreational boaters and leisure marine industry as end of transitional period approaches.

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

29 Jul 2020

British Marine’s Public Affairs, Policy & Research team have published a range of easy-to-use economic impact calculators for British Marine members to download and use to quantify their business’s economic output.