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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.

[Member News] UKSA’s ambitious accommodation project given the green light

[Member News] UKSA’s ambitious accommodation project given the green light

03 Feb 2021

UKSA, the non-profit maritime charity, is thrilled to announce that plans for its new 136 -bed accommodation centre have now been approved with work commencing on site from the beginning of February.

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Register now for our upcoming webinar on Apprenticeships

03 Feb 2021

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, British Marine is pleased to announce that its next webinar will take place on Thursday 11 February at 11am and focus on everything a marine business needs to know about apprenticeships.

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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 members come together to help protect and sustain marine environments

30 Jul 2020

British Marine members Sunseeker International and Wave International are working together to ensure Sunseeker boat owners enjoy the finest quality fresh water on board whilst protecting and sustaining the marine environment through a range of filter systems now being fitted on all its new build boats.

UK Government announces more grants for small businesses to support COVID-19 recovery

30 Jul 2020

The UK Government has announced £20 million of new funding to support small businesses as they recover from COVID-19.