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BEIS publish new designated standards for Recreational Craft

04 Nov 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a list of amendments for designated standards in the UK. This applies for Recreational craft and personal watercraft in support of the Recreational Craft Regulations 2017.


ICOMIA release a final report on the Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU carried out by Panteia, TNO and Emisia

04 Nov 2021

This is the final report carried out by Panteia, TNO and Emisia on behalf of the EU Commission in terms of the RCD Review 2022 process and can be downloaded by British Marine members through the British Marine website publication page.

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Free support and guidance for businesses looking to export during International Trade Week

04 Nov 2021

The Department for International Trade will be providing free advice and guidance to businesses looking to export during International Trade Week. Featuring a series of webinars designed to give you a greater understanding of trading with Europe, the US and China.

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Chancellor’s Budget reduces business rates for the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors and provides relief for businesses carrying out improvements

28 Oct 2021

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his Autumn Budget, promising support for individuals and businesses across the UK. Some of the key policy announcements affecting British Marine members included revisions to the business rates system.

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Consultation on guidance for the carriage and charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on Ro Ro ferries.

28 Oct 2021

The increase in electric vehicle (EV) numbers in the UK has led to increasing demand for the transit of EVs onboard passenger Ro-Ro ferries (Ro-Pax). This consultation seeks your views on the draft Marine Guidance Note MGN 653(M) Electric Vehicles Onboard Passenger Ro-Ro Ferries.


British Marine launches online Training Platform offering free and low-cost courses

28 Oct 2021

The fully-featured, accessible, web-based portal offers more than 90 accredited courses covering a wide range of business needs alongside British Marine’s portfolio of marine-specific courses, to address skills gaps, reinforce career pathways, and assist staff retention.

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Have your say: Complete the UK Government's late payments survey

28 Oct 2021

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner (OSBC) has opened a survey with a view to changing the culture of late payments in the UK.

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The IMO holds 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee

21 Oct 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held its 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) from 4–8 October 2021. This meeting was conducted remotely and the following topics of interest to the Superyacht, leisure and small commercial vessel sectors were discussed.

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UK Government publishes its Net Zero Strategy

21 Oct 2021

The UK Government has now published its Net Zero Strategy: ‘Build Back Greener’. This sets out how the Government intends to cut emissions across different sectors, including maritime.

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New rules for towing a trailer from 15 November 2021

21 Oct 2021

The UK Government is changing the rules for towing a trailer for individuals that passed their driving test after 1 January 1997.

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