I agree with your comments on registration, it can only be a benefit to us all.
The way I understand it is that anyone employed at MTO3 or higher will have to have state registration. It will not be down to EBME managers to decide if they want to employ registered or non-registered staff, it will be a legal requirement for all MT03's and higher to be registered.
The same rules regarding registration will apply to us that apply to nursing and clinical posts, ie if you are not registered you will not be allowd to work at that level.