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The latest funding for training in your business from BWF
2 June 2016 - The BWF has funding for members to support a wide range of training solutions both from our suite of training and outside. Funding is limited, so don't miss out! Read more...Latest News
Update for Members on the Apprenticeship Levy and CITB
2 June 2016 - The government will not exempt employers who already pay the CITB Levy from the AL. So CITB needs to work with employers to look at how any potential future CITB levy would sit alongside the AL. Read more...Latest News
Tips on managing staff during the 2016 European Football Championships
2 June 2016 - The 2016 European Football Championships is set to provide entertainment, discussion and possibly heartbreak for many employees in the joinery sector. With the event kicking off soon, it is important that employers are aware of how to deal with any potential disruptions that such an event may bring. Read more...Latest News
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
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