NEWS FEATURES REVIEWS CASE STUDIES APPLICATION STORIES PRODUCTS The EEF has called the Government’s‘Max Fac’proposal‘naïve’and‘unrealistic’in a letter to Business Secretary. Industry calls for ‘Max-Fac’ option to be dropped The voice of industry since 1981 Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to abandon further examination of the so-called ‘Max-Fac’ option for future UK and EU Customs, describing the idea that it could implemented by 2020 as ‘naïve’ and ‘wholly unrealistic’ with the consequences of getting it wrong as ‘immense’. The call comes on the back of the cost estimates released recently by HMRC to the Treasury Select Committee and a recent visit to Canadian Customs by EEF Chief Executive, Stephen Phipson. During the visit Mr Phipson was able to see at first-hand how technology… Continues on page 6 Plant & Works Engineering www.pwemag.co.uk June 2018 Issue no. 427 FURTHER NEWS COVERAGE (turn to page 6) Academy welcomes Prime Minister’s focus on research and innovation The Royal Academy of Engineering has welcomed the Prime Minister’s recent speech setting out a central role for research and innovation at the heart of the government’s industrial strategy, and reinforcing the goal for research and development investment to reach 2.4% of GDP by 2027. Engineer Powerwoman 2018 named Sophia Hatzelmann is the winner of this year’s Engineer Powerwoman award. She accepted the Award and €5000, at the opening event of the WoMenPower careers conference. EEF Monthly News Comment labolG nisredaeL BlairtudnI s , srelio .