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New trade restrictions with Russia and limitations on vessel movements in UK waters

03 Mar 2022

British Marine would like to reassure members that we are doing all we can to provide the latest information and guidance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We are in close contact with various government departments about the trade restrictions on Russia and the guidance issued to ports earlier this week.


DON’T FORGET: 12.5 percent VAT on hospitality and holiday accommodation set to end this month

03 Mar 2022

From 1 April 2022 providers of hospitality and accommodation must charge the standard rate of VAT.

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British Marine Scotland Workforce, Skills and Training Survey

03 Mar 2022

The responses will help inform our future priorities for the sector in Scotland and will be invaluable when working with colleges and training providers, Skills Development Scotland and other agencies who have a focus on skills and workforce development.

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The Green Blue to shine a light on underwater habitats at RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show

17 Feb 2022

With the power of virtual reality (VR) headsets, visitors to the stand will be able to experience the wonder of underwater habitats from a diver’s perspective. Users will be able to witness first-hand the importance of seagrass to marine life such as pollock and seahorses - creatures that value the vegetation as both a feeding ground and a nursery.


Special rate available for British Marine Members to attend MIA Energy-Efficient Motorsport Conference (EEMS) 2022 to discuss energy-efficiency solutions

17 Feb 2022

Now in its 19th year, EEMS2022 will combine a leading engineering conference with an interactive technology showcase allowing you to explore companies with innovative technology who are looking for new collaborative partners.


Businesscare Business Bulletin releases its January 2022 edition, which looks at the Green Claims Code

17 Feb 2022

The Bulletin included information on the Green Claims Code, which from January, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will enforce.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2022: UKSA apprentice dreams of captaining his own vessel

03 Feb 2022

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (7-13 February), UKSA is sharing 20-year-old Josh Coates’ experience of its Level 3 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship for which it is currently recruiting.


The Office for Product Safety and Standards has updated its Enforcement Policy

03 Feb 2022

The aim of the OPSS is to be a trusted product regulator for the UK, protecting people and places, enabling business to thrive and empowering consumers to make good choices.


There’s still time to register for the Green Blue webinar series

03 Feb 2022

Throughout the spring months, The Green Blue will be hosting a series of webinars focused on sharing sustainable anchoring and mooring best practice.

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The restoration of SY Windsong has started, here is how you can support the project

03 Feb 2022

The SY Windsong has been donated to Wellness Over Waves by her owner Mr Michael Duddridge OBE, with the intention to become the main project vessel over the next six months for the WOW programmes.

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