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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
CPA Forecasts mixed picture for Construction in 2017 and 2018
14 November 2016 - Overall, construction activity is expected to remain broadly flat in 2017 and 2018, but this masks a more nuanced picture at the sector level with growth in infrastructure and education offsetting falls in activity in sectors such as commercial offices and industrial factories. Read more...Latest News
Timber Trade Federation issues information for UK importers concerning verification of FLEGT licences
14 November 2016 - If you import FLEGT-licensed timber, you will be required to submit the electronic FLEGT licence for verification to Regulatory Delivery before the timber arrives in the UK Read more...Latest News
Build UK making progress on late payment and pre-qualifications
4 November 2016 - Small Business Minister Margot James recently wrote to signatories of the Prompt Payment Code to highlight progress in tackling late payment, with a further Build UK initiative now underway to simplify prequalification. Read more...Latest News
New woodworking and joinery standards from BSI
19 October 2016 - Here are the titles of our recently received Standards from BSI technical committees relevant to woodworking and joinery manufacture and production, in addition to the prices for downloads and hardcopy should a member wish to purchase a copy. Read more...Latest News
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