Inspection Process Results
Average on-site inspections scores have increased slightly from last year although some members scores have increased by 20% points. This goes to show that the Inspection Process is being taken seriously and the feedback from MUTA's Inspector is being taken on board.
Throughout the course of the year we have noticed that some best practice areas of the inspection criteria are unrealistic to achieve so these will be reviewed and addressed at the year end. As always, any feedback on the existing inspection criteria would be welcomed.
We have been notified by some members that they have not received their inspection reports. If you have recently had an inspection and have not received your report, login to your My Account section on the members' website and you will be able to view copies of your reports. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
New data protection laws come into force in the UK on 28 May 2018 and will fundamentally affect all personal data you hold, including employees, customers, or prospects.
The regulations are far reaching and the potential fines for breaches are up to 4% of turnover. We are working on comprehensive guidance but this is unlikely to be published until the autumn when there should be further clarity from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
In readiness, for GDPR, and perhaps mindful of a previous data breach, J.D. Weatherspoon have just deleted their entire customer database. Click here
to read more.
You can see the latest guidance from the ICO, here
Making Tax Digital
Some members have previously expressed their concerns regarding Making Tax Digital so we are pleased to announce that the Government have watered down the requirements (or extended the deadlines) for all businesses to digitally send tax information to HMRC.
It will not be mandatory for businesses to use the digital system until April 2019. This will apply to businesses who have a turnover above the VAT threshold - smaller businesses will not be required to use the system but they can do so voluntarily.
for more information.
New Member Applications
We are currently processing an application from the following organisation:
Great British Bell Tents
If you know this organisation, please contact us to let us know if you would be happy to support their application or if you have any concerns. Any comments will be kept strictly confidential.
Use Your Member Benefits
Full members of MUTA have the right to use the MUTA member logo in their own marketing materials, helping you win business in a competitive marketplace.
We now have MUTA branded vehicle decals in stock so you can promote your membership on your company vehicles. Decals are free for orders of up to 10. Just email email@example.com