News from the UK Government


Shipbuilding firms chosen for Fleet Solid Support competition

Four shipbuilding firms and a British consortium have been selected to compete for the Fleet Solid Support ships contract. A syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies, have been selected to compete for...

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Canada picks BAE’s Type 26 frigate for its Canadian Surface Combatants

The Canadian government and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have selected the BAE Systems’ Type 26 frigate design for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatants. In an announcement on Friday, the government said...

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HMRC’s begins roll out of new Customs Declaration Service

In August, HMRC launched the first release of its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is replacing the 25 year old Customs Handing of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. CDS is a modern and flexible system that will allow imp...

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UK MCA wins funding for smart shipping initiative

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is among 15 winning bidders for grants from the Government's £10 million Regulators’ Pioneer Fund.  

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DEFRA seeking Board Members for the Marine Management Organisation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is currently seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Board Members to the Marine Management Organisation. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the Government’s...

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