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Engineering Council hold bilateral agreement talks with Ordem Dos Engenheiros (Portugal)

Published: 23/05/2024

On 22 May the Engineering Council hosted a bilateral meeting with the Ordem dos Engenheiros (Order of Engineers), the regulatory and licensing body for the engineering profession in Portugal. …

UK signs new trade pact with US state of Texas

UK signs new trade pact with US state of Texas

Published: 22/03/2024

On 13 March, the UK signed a Statement of Mutual Cooperation (SMC) with Texas, the second largest state in the US, aimed at boosting trade, investment and commerce between the two regions. …

Engineering Council negotiating UK-USA mutual recognition agreement on professional engineering qualifications

Engineering Council negotiating UK-USA mutual recognition agreement on professional engineering qualifications

Published: 14/02/2024

Following last summer’s announcement by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of an agreement to work towards mutual recognition of professional qualifications in engineering, delegates from both nations met in London last week for further discussions. …

The Professional Qualifications Act 2022 came into force on 1 December

The Professional Qualifications Act 2022 came into force on 1 December

Published: 01/12/2023

The UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has announced that the Professional Qualifications Act 2022 (PQ Act) has come into force on 1 December 2023. The impact of this Act on the Engineering Council and its Licensees will be minimal. …

The Professional Qualifications Act 2022 comes into force on 1 December

The Professional Qualifications Act 2022 comes into force on 1 December

Published: 16/11/2023

The UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has announced that the Professional Qualifications Act 2022 (PQ Act) will come into force on 1 December 2023. The impact of this Act on the Engineering Council and its Licensees will be minimal. …

Atlantic Declaration includes new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement

Atlantic Declaration includes new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement

Published: 25/10/2023

The prime minister, Rishi Sunak, announced a new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement for engineering during his two-day visit to Washington DC for trade discussions in June. …

Agreements signed to facilitate international mobility in the UK and Netherlands

Agreements signed to facilitate international mobility in the UK and Netherlands

Published: 28/07/2023

The Engineering Council is pleased to announce the formal signing of an agreement with the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) which will facilitate the mobility and recognition of engineering professionals between the UK and the Netherlands.twork in the Netherlands today. …

Atlantic Declaration includes new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement

Atlantic Declaration includes new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement

Published: 09/06/2023

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has referenced a new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement for engineering during his two-day visit to Washington DC for trade discussions with US President Joe Biden. …

Engineering Council announces changes to international recognition titles

Engineering Council announces changes to international recognition titles

Published: 18/04/2023

There have been some changes to the titles available through the Engineering Council and how these are awarded. The International Engineering Technician (IntETn) is now being awarded through the Engineering Council for the first time, and some aspects of the European Engineer (EUR ING) title has recently changed. …

Implementation of sanctions against Russia

Implementation of sanctions against Russia

Published: 16/12/2022

Measures announced on 30 September to prohibit the provision of services to persons connected with Russia have been implemented today, with regulations under Section 55(3) of the Sanctions Act.   These measures prohibit the direct or indirect provision of engineering services, IT consultancy and design services (as well as advertising services, auditing services and architectural services) to persons connected with Russia. “Persons” in this context includes legal entities as well as individuals …

Cop27 climate goals won’t be met without data science and digital skills, says BCS CEO

Cop27 climate goals won’t be met without data science and digital skills, says BCS CEO

Published: 08/11/2022

Global leaders must put data scientists and broader digital skills at the centre of their climate change ambitions, the professional body for information technology has said. …