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Industrial Strategy Green Paper launched for consultation
23 January 2017 - The paper sets out the government's approach and some early actions which it has committed to take with the aim of the strategy being to address long-term challenges to the UK economy, improve living standards and enable economic development Read more...Latest News
Bonfield Review calls for quality mark to cover home energy efficiency improvements
11 January 2017 - The much-anticipated report from the Bonfield Review has been published and makes recommendations relating to consumer protection, standards and enforcement, calling on government to back a quality mark for green home improvements. Read more...Latest News
Dates for your joinery business to look out for in 2017
10 January 2017 - With the Apprenticeship Levy among major changes due, and Article 50 set to be invoked in March, it's sure to be a busy year ahead. There is plenty already in the calendar for the coming months and below we have compiled some of the dates and events that your joinery manufacturing business should be aware of in 2017 Read more...Latest News
New report looks at the future of Construction Product manufacturing
15 December 2016 - The report looks at how our industry is progressing and what it is set to achieve through digitalisation and BIM, such as enabling those working on construction projects to benefit from reduced risk, higher quality, improved efficiency and better environmental performance. Read more...Latest News
More information published in requirements for large companies and LLPs to report payment practices
15 December 2016 - The Government has published the metrics and draft regulations for the forthcoming ‘Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance’ which will require large businesses to report their payment practices on a six-monthly basis. Read more...Latest News
BWF charms policy makers at CTI Westminster Conference and Reception
1 December 2016 - The event gave delegates, including BWF members in attendance, the opportunity to meet key policy makers and opinion formers directly in Westminster. It also saw the launch of the CTI Policy reports on Sustainability, Value & Growth and Skills & Education designed to map the UK Timber Supply Chain. Read more...Latest News
HSE woodworking visit programme leads to fines and suspended prison sentences for managers
28 November 2016 - The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety failings in an operation a judge labelled as a ticking time bomb. Read more...Latest News
Joinery sales rises above Brexit concerns but long term industry strategy needed to balance risks
17 November 2016 - The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey has indicated that joinery sales growth in Q3 has risen for the 10th successive quarter but labour and material costs are putting increasing inflationary pressure on unit costs. Read more...Latest News
Woodworking industry sets out its case to the Chancellor on strategy, skills and sustainability
16 November 2016 - In the BWF’s Autumn Statement Submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Chief Executive Iain McIlwee outlined opportunities to secure the future of Britain’s joinery manufacturing industry touching on Industrial Strategy, skills, fair payment and the need for a sustainable future. Read more...Latest News
Heather Wheeler MP heralds “bright future” for BWF Award winning staircase manufacturers
14 November 2016 - The MP for south Derbyshire, Heather Wheeler, has praised the entrepreneurial spirit of staircase manufacturer TwoTwenty during a visit to the firm’s headquarters this week. Read more...Latest News
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