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The British Measurement and Testing Association

The Voice of Measurement and Testing

BMTA was created in 1990 in response to the need for an independent ‘lobby’ for the private sector to speak with one voice to Government, UKAS, BSI and other official bodies on issues affecting the whole measurement and testing community.

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UK Product Safety and Metrology SI Passes through the House of Commons

The “Affirmative Policy SI” - Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (UK(NI) Indication) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 SI  were debated in the House of Commons 16 November 2020.

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UK Grant Funding Webinar for Labs, Test Houses and Manufacturers (M4R Programme) - 18th Nov 2020 - REGISTER for FREE

Find out how to access 100% Government Funded support for research and development projects. Get project support from world class measurement science and engineering experts and access state-of-the-art facilities through the UK's National Measurement Laboratories.

 

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Invitation to the AMPI open workshop 5th November

The Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute (AMPI) is an industry led initiative to drive innovation for the UK’s advanced machinery manufacturers to meet the challenges of developing new technology and entering emerging markets.

The industry led consortium is in the process of defining the business case and delivery model. Following a successful exploratory webinar in September, AMPI is holding an online workshop on 5th November to explore this model.

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Covid-19 impact on employment survey

The BMTA is conducting a survey to discover the issues our members are facing regarding employment and the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on your business.

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Covid 19

BEIS Webinar on Returning to Work - for Laboratories and Research Facilities

BEIS recent webinar on Returning to Work for Laboratories and Research Facilities is now available to watch, on demand, HERE. For those operating university laboratories, GUIDANCE has been published to help providers of higher education In England understand how to minimise risk during the coronavirus outbreak and provide services to students.

BEIS have also issued a SURVEY on how businesses are finding returning to work. This survey is to assist BEIS in understanding the issues being encountered when returning to the workplace or restarting operations. They would be grateful for your input. If you would like to keep up to date with the latest updates to government guidance, please subscribe to the Coronavirus Businesses and Employers Bulletin HERE.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - UPDATE

The Government updated their detailed guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme late on 12th June 2020. The updated guidance clarifies how employers can bring previously furloughed employees back to work on a part-time basis from 1 July (known as flexible furloughing).

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Government updates advise on Furlough to cover parents on family leave

The Government has announced that parents on family leave who return to work in the coming months can be furloughed and are exempt from the 10 June cut-off date, provided the employer has previously furloughed employees. This amendment to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme applies to those on maternity, paternity, adoption leave, shared parental leave and parental bereavement leave.

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Safe Working Guidelines published by BSI

BSI has published Safe Working Guidelines. The guidelines provide a framework for business owners, senior leaders, managers and workers to protect people at work from the ongoing risks related to the coronavirus. BSI plans to update the guidelines in the current weeks, based on the feedback they receive.

Please follow the links to the PRESS RELEASE and GUIDELINES documents.

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BMTA represents the interests of the measurement and testing industry in the UK and in Europe, through its representation on EUROLAB, the voice for laboratories in Europe.

BMTA will encourage you to make your views known in the standards making process, both nationally and internationally, through the Association and individual membership of relevant committees. We work to increase awareness of the measurement and testing industry, and provide training, through seminars and workshops, on topical subjects. It is a non-profit making association that is run by a Council elected by its members.

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