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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.

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Sailmakers from all over the world make their mark at Southampton International Boat Show 2021

22 Jul 2021

From British sail lofts with full UK-based sales, service, design and manufacturing, through to products and equipment from some of the world’s largest international companies, every aspect relating to sails, spars, and rigging will be on show at Southampton International Boat Show.

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.

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New MIN 662 released from the MCA detailing Ofcom requirements for protecting the general public from radio emissions

15 Jul 2021

The targeted guidance indicates that Ofcom requires compliance evidence for specific Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio communications installations and for radar installations.


Ministers told to halt cancellation of grants for businesses accessing foreign markets: ask your MP to support British Marine’s campaign to reinstate or replace TAP grants

15 Jul 2021

Ministers have been urged to reverse plans to scrap crucial grants enabling businesses to export and win business abroad.

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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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MCA launches an industry consultation on entry into enclosed space regulations on ships including proposals to extend to non-SOLAS ships

07 Jul 2021

The new consultation seeks industry views on the proposed merchant shipping and fishing vessels (entry into enclosed spaces) regulations 2021, which would replace the merchant shipping (entry into dangerous spaces) regulations 1988.

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ICOMIA and IMEC in conjunction with LOGOS have released their June quarterly reports covering EU regulations affecting the marine industry and current and upcoming environmental legislation, consultations and trends

07 Jul 2021

Two new quarterly reports from LOGOS (public affairs specialist) are available for British Marine members to download. Details on the reports can be read here.

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.

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Government seeks expressions of interest to participate in building new National Flagship

07 Jul 2021

This Flagship will give British businesses a new global platform to promote their products. The ship, the first of its kind to be built and commissioned by the UK, will boost British trade and drive investment into our economy.

British Marine News for your sector

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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.


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.