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Keep up to date with the latest news and information from Medilink West Midlands and our members across the Medical Technology and Life Science sectors, together with topical regional, national and international news.

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Government launches portal to help businesses prepare for Brexit

8th January 2019

Helping you prepare for EU Exit: Government has now launched a portal to help businesses and citizens prepare for Brexit and has also published ‘The future skills-based immigration system’ white paper setting out its plans to introduce a new single immigration system.

Letter from Secretary of State to Suppliers of Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables

7th December 2018

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, has written a letter to suppliers of medical devices and clinical consumables to update them on the Department’s contingency planning approach.

From the Midlands to the US: Meet in the Midlands 2018 promotes stronger international ties

4th December 2018

Themed around international markets, Meet in the Midlands 2018 featured exciting presentations covering a wide array of topics, including: IP in the US, Cyber Security, Journeying from the USA to the UK, and International Payments.

Chamber to host Brexit clinic as negotiations reach “endgame”

14th November 2018

With Brexit talks “in the endgame” the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are offering businesses a chance to get free expert advice on preparing for Brexit. The will be holding their first Brexit Clinic event will take place on the 27 November, 1.45pm (for 2pm) to 4pm at Chamber House, 75 Harborne Road, Birmingham.

New at Gowling WLG: Customs & Trade – Brexit untangled

8th November 2018

In five months, the UK is due to leave the EU and the 145,000 VAT-registered UK businesses that currently trade only with the EU will become importers and exporters. Gowling WLG recognises the trading challenges created by Brexit and have added customs & trade to their service offerings to assist your business.

What does Brexit mean to you and your business?

11th April 2018

Join our all-important seminar next week (Wednesday 18th April), which will offer a short review of the current status of Brexit and how it may affect those manufacturers who wish to apply the CE mark to their devices post-Brexit.

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