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CITB announces plans for Levy and consensus process ahead of Apprenticeship changes
8 February 2017 - In the wake of major government changes to the way training will be funded, the levy has been reduced from 0.5% to 0.35% on PAYE employees in 2018, with payments on the NET CIS workforce remaining at 1.25%. Read more...Latest News
Timber industry backs new Housing Strategy to help deliver the new homes we need
7 February 2017 - The paper sets out the government's strategy to ending the housing crisis and includes measures such as encouraging smaller housebuilders and improving the availability of viable land for housing developments. Read more...Latest News
BWF gives views on proposed Circular Economy British Standard
25 January 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation has responded to the BSI consultation on the draft Circular Economy Framework Standard – BS8001 Read more...Latest News
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
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