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BWF responds to Welsh Government on Part Q and sustainability
2 June 2016 - Sustainable materials should be rewarded and the Welsh Government needs to be bold to encourage the use of genuinely low impact materials that are appropriate to a project’s needs Read more...Latest News
Enterprise Act to establish Small Business Commissioner and Institute for Apprenticeships
30 May 2016 - The Enterprise Act, introduced earlier this month, contains a package of measures that government hopes will help with its commitments to cut red tape, tackle late payment and boost the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. Read more...Latest News
Consultation on Welsh Building Regulations: Last chance to respond
19 May 2016 - The Welsh Government issued a consultation on the proposed incorporation of aspects of the Sustainable Building National Planning Policy into the Building Regulations in Wales. Read more...Latest News
BWF launches new ADR service with RICS to help you get on top of the new consumer rights rules
18 May 2016 - With the new European Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) now absorbed into UK law, you are required to signpost the customer to an approved, independent ADR provider – an ombudsman or similar scheme – so there is the option if both parties wish to pursue it. Read more...Latest News
Optimism for joinery sales but thin margins, poor payment and contractual issues risk undermining performance
9 May 2016 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q1 2016 indicated that although sales performances remained healthy on the whole, plenty of risks remain. Read more...Latest News
TTF announces new guidance on Marine Plywood - Third Party QA Mandatory from June 1st 2016
20 April 2016 - As of June 1st 2016, all sales in the UK by TTF Members of non-independent third party Quality Assured Marine Plywood will cease Read more...Latest News
National Insurance Contributions for Apprentices under 25
19 April 2016 - From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) on their earnings below £827 a week (£43,000 a year). Read more...Latest News
Update on CE marking of fire rated doorsets
18 April 2016 - The new citations list for harmonised standards was published on 8th April and EN 16034 is still showing that the start of the three year coexistence period is 1/9/2016. The anticipated delay in this date hasn't materialised. Read more...Latest News
National Living Wage now in force
1 April 2016 - A compulsory National Living Wage has been introduced today for all working people aged 25 and over, and this is set at £7.20 per hour. Read more...Latest News
New talent matching service launched for construction industry
29 March 2016 - You can sign up to advertise a construction experience or activity to potential new entrants, education providers and your community. Read more...Latest News
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