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Return of Scottish Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism Cross Party Group

10 Nov 2021

Last month saw the return of the Scottish Parliment Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism. The group had to be re-registered following the Scottish Parliament election earlier this year and we are delighted to report that the Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism will again continue. Stuart McMillan MSP will continue as Convenor with a new vice-convenor Elena Whitham MSP (for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley).

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Book now: ‘The Law relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers’ course now open

04 Nov 2021

This course is designed to give brokers the latest updates and legislation on issues covering law when selling new and second hand boats.

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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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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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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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Have your say: Complete Maritime UK's mental health survey

21 Oct 2021

Maritime UK published its second Mental Health in Maritime Survey this month, to analyse how employers support good mental health in the maritime sector.

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Plymouth to host UK first charging network for electric maritime vessels

14 Oct 2021

Plymouth is set to install a network of shore-side charging facilities for its expanding fleet of electric maritime vessels. The project is led by the University of Plymouth, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, Princess Yachts Limited and Aqua superPower.

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