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West Midlands Branch Technical Webinar “Resin Technology for Moulding”

On Monday 6th September the West Midlands Branch and a total of 36 attendees from across the UK and the internet, were treated to a well-presented, interesting and professional technical lecture / webinar delivered by the branch, the first of the new season. The lecture ‘Furan No Bake Technology the continuing story’ was kindly presented

By |2021-09-17T12:14:56+01:00September 15th, 2021|Industry News, West Midlands Branch News|Comments Off on West Midlands Branch Technical Webinar “Resin Technology for Moulding”

Net Zero Carbon and what this means for the Foundry Industry – webinar on 29th Sept

Net Zero Carbon and what this means for the Foundry Industry Webinar Presented by Richard White Consultancy Strategy Manager, LG Energy Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021  Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm (UK Time) Carbon Net Zero and what this means for the UK Foundry Industry - What are the government’s targets and how supply chain pressures are also

By |2021-09-16T08:44:11+01:00September 13th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on Net Zero Carbon and what this means for the Foundry Industry – webinar on 29th Sept

HMRC update – Tax changes

Yesterday (8.09.2021) the government announced tax changes to fund £12 billion a year to be spent on the NHS and social care across the UK. National Insurance contributions (NICs) will increase by 1.25% for one year only for employees, employers and the self-employed from‌‌ ‌April‌‌ ‌2022. This will cover both Class 1 (employee and employer),

By |2021-09-13T16:00:12+01:00September 9th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on HMRC update – Tax changes

HMRC Actions – submit your August claims and prepare for closure of the Job Retention Scheme

Please find below the latest updates from the HMRC. This includes a reminder of the 14‌‌ ‌September deadline for submitting your August Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims, and information to help you prepare for the scheme closing on‌‌ ‌30‌‌ ‌September. To find out what other financial support may be available for you and your

By |2021-09-13T16:00:53+01:00September 8th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on HMRC Actions – submit your August claims and prepare for closure of the Job Retention Scheme

Securing the Future Talent Pipeline

National ICME President, Lee Jenkins IEng FICME, reflects on what the position means to him and his hopes for the future of the Institute, supporting the next generation of skilled foundry personnel. "As President, and thereby Chair of the ICME General Council, I am presently leading a strategic review of ICME to consider its offering

By |2021-08-12T17:30:14+01:00August 12th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on Securing the Future Talent Pipeline

ICME National President receives Fellow upgrade

The new national President of ICME, Lee Jenkins IEng FICME, was recently upgraded to a Fellow of the Institute and received his certificate from the Cast Metals Federation CEO Dr Pam Murrell FICME during a visit to the Weir Group Foundry. Lee is the Director of Operations, ENACAR Regions (Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and

By |2021-07-16T10:08:10+01:00July 16th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on ICME National President receives Fellow upgrade

How can we promote mental health awareness in the workplace?

After a tough 18 months in many ways for everybody, there is a rise in Mental Health issues, that come in all shapes and sizes. Mental health issues can affect anyone in the workplace, regardless of their level in a business.  Therefore, the industry’s professional body, the Institute of Cast Metals engineers (ICME) working with

By |2021-07-16T08:55:26+01:00July 16th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on How can we promote mental health awareness in the workplace?

New UK government Covid-19 guidance

The government on Wednesday 14th July published its revised guidance on working safely during the pandemic in light of step 4 of the roadmap taking effect as of next Monday, the 19th July. The direct link to the guidance can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/offices-factories-and-labs Some of the guidance text has been simplified and there

By |2021-07-15T14:10:30+01:00July 15th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on New UK government Covid-19 guidance

Business Rates Revaluations Consultation Launched

The businesses rates system in England will be made fairer and more streamlined with more frequent property revaluations, under proposals unveiled by the government. Government launches consultation on making business rates revaluations more frequent Proposals designed to make system more streamlined and fair would see revaluations take place every three years - instead of five

By |2021-07-06T11:59:36+01:00July 6th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on Business Rates Revaluations Consultation Launched

Firms must commit to net zero to win major government contracts

UK Government has announced that new measures will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and publish clear and credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts. Under the new measures, by September, prospective suppliers bidding for contracts above £5 million a year will need to have committed to

By |2021-06-24T08:47:25+01:00June 24th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on Firms must commit to net zero to win major government contracts
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