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15 Nov 2021

METSTRADE have implemented multiple measures, on top of the measures imposed by the Dutch government, to ensure a safe and responsible event

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Government apprenticeship incentive extended until 2022

11 Nov 2021

The government apprenticeship initiative has been extended until 31 January 2022 in a bid to encourage more employers to take on and train new staff. Doing so could help employers plug skill gaps, enhance their business and recover from the effects of the pandemic.


Back by popular demand! Book your export support now and meet a trade adviser from the Department for International Trade

11 Nov 2021

Following the success of the first international trade clinic held at the beginning of November, British Marine is once again partnering with the Department for International Trade to provide its members with the opportunity to meet a dedicated trade adviser.

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New 360 tug simulator at The Maritime Skills Academy in Portsmouth going live 6 December 2021

11 Nov 2021

The Maritime Skills Academy (part of the Viking Maritime Group) is further developing its training portfolio by expanding its state-of-the-art simulation facilities at the Portsmouth centre.

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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.


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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