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Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful
23 August 2017 - The Supreme Court ruled last month that Employment tribunal fees regime is unlawful under both UK and EU law because it prevents access to justice. Read more...Latest News
Joinery company fined heavily after worker suffers hand injuries on circular saw
22 August 2017 - A Midlands based joinery company was fined £230,000 after an employee’s finger was severed by a circular saw. In another recent prosecution, a Suffolk hardwood flooring company and its general manager were also fined. Read more...Latest News
Job Vacancy: Membership Director
9 August 2017 - An exciting position has become available working for one of the construction and manufacturing industry's leading Trade Associations. The British Woodworking Federation is seeking a highly-motivated individual as Membership Director who will also lead activities of the Wood Window Alliance. Read more...Latest News
Time for an update for Approved Document B?
7 August 2017 - BWF has been working with the FSF to shape future policy and strategy relating to the UK Fire Sector and in this context are seeking members' views on 5 key questions relating to Approved Document B Read more...Latest News
Independent review of building regulations and fire safety announced
7 August 2017 - Following on from the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety Read more...Latest News
Renewed All Party Parliamentary Group for Timber Industries meets at Westminster
7 August 2017 - The CTI is delighted to announce the reconstitution of the Timber Industries APPG, following the general election held on 8th June Read more...Latest News
The Wood Window Alliance exposes misleading claims made by PVC-u window companies
21 July 2017 - The Wood Window Alliance (WWA) has launched a campaign to highlight the misleading facts and plastic promises that consumers are being fed by some PVC-u companies. Read more...Latest News
Ministers support reformed CITB as BWF quizzes members on Levy
14 July 2017 - BWF is asking members for their views on the retention of the Levy and the future of CITB with the government now confirming that they support the organisation. Read more...Latest News
1 in 3 GB construction firms employ migrant workers with skills and availability cited as the main reasons
29 June 2017 - A major CITB report into migration and the construction industry has revealed that a third of firms employ migrant workers, saying they have comparable skills to British workers and are more readily available. Read more...Latest News
Build UK position on the continuation of the CITB Levy
29 June 2017 - Over the last six months, Build UK has been working with its members to understand their individual positions on the continuation of the CITB Levy. In summary, with a new executive team in place at CITB and the industry working in partnership to set the agenda, Build UK believe that it will be more efficient for employers to reform and support CITB by agreeing to the continuation of the CITB Levy than to look for an alternative means of delivering the skills we need. Read more...Latest News
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