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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
Government reveals more on Apprenticeship Levy as BWF responds to Apprenticeship Inquiry
23 March 2016 - With further details on the Apprenticeship Levy emerging and a major shake-up of training provisions expected, BWF responded to the Inquiry on Apprenticeships from the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy. Read more...Latest News
New Government Construction Strategy launched
23 March 2016 - Launched today, the Government Construction Strategy: 2016-2020 sets out a new plan to increase productivity in government construction. Read more...Latest News
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