The InstMC have launched an industry-focused scholarship program to pair exceptional engineering students with Metrology and Engineering companies.

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The UK Government has issued the following  guidance to manufacturers, importers and distributors on UKCA and UKNI Marking.  We would encourage all UKCA and UKNI bodies to distribute these guidance documents to their customers.

The ILAC, IAF and ISO are running a joint survey. The aim is to better understand the views of the conformity assessment community and those that rely on the results of conformity assessment, such as regulators, on the use of remote techniques for audit/assessment/evaluation activities.

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Last Thursday the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies have overwhelmingly agreed to revise the membership  arrangements in their statutes, reflecting the UK’s departure from the EU. The agreement comes after careful  consideration by the CEN and CENELEC members of the impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU on the European  standardization system and on the organisations’ membership statutes.

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BMTA welcomes the National Audit Office Report ‘Protecting consumers from unsafe products’ published on 16 June. It examines the effectiveness of the Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) which was established in 2018 in its first 3 years of operation. BMTA gave evidence to the NAO in its enquiry leading to the Report.

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

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June 9th 2021 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2021), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation.

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A call for input regarding the UK’s negotiations for upgraded trade deals with Canada and Mexico and public consultation questionnaire for views on a UK-India free trade agreement have been released.

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EA has informed its members of the European Court of Justice ruling on Regulation 765. The ruling found in favor of ACCREDIA and the European accreditation system regarding accreditation of European CABs by non-EA accreditation bodies. 
The full text of the ECJ ruling is at:

The introduction of the Metrology T Level offers companies a new opportunity to recruit and retain technical to the sector.   An integral part of this qualification is the requirement to undertake industry placement.

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TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has launched the UK’s first traceable hydrogen flow calibration facility for domestic gas meters.The new facility will help meter manufacturers determine if existing meter stock, and new technologies under development, are correctly measuring hydrogen flow rates. This is a crucial step to ensure that hydrogen gas meters deployed onto the market in the future will deliver accurate measurements for customer billing and taxation purposes.

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The specifications for Health and Science T Levels are now live and in the public domain. The Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) is now focusing on resource development and have paid opportunities available.

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