NPL and National Measurement Laboratory partners are supporting economic growth and helping UK companies to build back better. The Measurement for Recovery (M4R) programme provides up to 20 days of specialist science and engineering expertise to solve businesses measurement challenges at no charge.

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The Department for Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that it will extend the implementation deadline for goods to be marked with a UKCA product safety mark for a further 12 months.  This means that all sectors, apart from medical devices (which has until 30 June 2023), now have until 1 January 2023 to get ready to use the UKCA mark.

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The NPL M4R (Measurement for Recovery) scheme offers you access at no cost to NPL expertise to help solve measurement related problems where a standard solution does not already exist.

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It is with sadness that we announce the death of Dr Patrick Finlay on 2 June 2021. Patrick was an entrepreneur with a PhD in automation. He founded Europe’s first medical robotics company in 1991. He was a pioneer in surgical robotics and an active member of IMechE’s medical engineering division for over 15 years.

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As part of a new wave of ‘T Level’ qualifications, Farnborough College of Technology is launching a Metrology specialism within its latest Science pathway.

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Following an intense week of peer evaluation by a team of 13 EA colleagues, UKAS is delighted to receive a positive recommendation to renew their EA MLA status. UKAS did receive a number of nonconformities, but none are of a significant nature or appear to identify any systematic risks within their system. They have, together with a number of comments, raised the opportunity for improvements.

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Industry placements provide the employer with early sight of new talent coming into the industry. They can help with recruitment, improve innovation, and increase an organisation’s productivity. They also have important social benefits.

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Following the signing of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the UK and the EU in 2020, manufacturers saw the greatest single change in how they trade and do business in the EU in more than four decades.

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Jeff is semi-retired but manages to keep himself busy as President of the BMTA. We asked him to tell us a little about himself.

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With the end of freedom of movement, the UK and the European Union have negotiated and agreed a new Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA). There are now significant and immediate changes for businesses trading with the EU and Northern Ireland and new arrangements for UK business visitors to travel to the EU on work-related matters.

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Employers will be able to claim £1000 for every T Level student they host on industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme.

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The 20th International Metrology Congress will be held 7-9 September in Lyon (France), in partnership with the Measurement World exhibition. The Congress coincides with the same dates and location as Global Industrie exhibition.

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