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A vote for consensus, but not for the status quo
5 October 2017 - BWF can confirm that its members agreed to the proposal for the continuation of the CITB Levy as set out in the consensus question. Read more...Latest News
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2017 - we need your responses by Monday 2nd October
21 September 2017 - The Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2017 has now been launched and should take no longer than 5 minutes for you to complete. The deadline is Monday 2nd October, but it would be great if you could complete now Read more...Latest News
Construction company fined after fall from height leaves joiner paralysed
7 September 2017 - HSE have reported that a construction company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a sub-contracted joiner suffered life-changing injuries. Read more...Latest News
UK construction industry growth slows to lowest in six years
23 August 2017 - Growth prospects for the construction industry in 2018 have been downgraded as the UK prepares to leave the EU, according to the latest forecasts by the CPA. Read more...Latest News
Don’t let debt build
23 August 2017 - Fair Payment in construction has been a perennial issue and coming out of the summer is often a time that credit can start to build. Read more...Latest News
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
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