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British standards on windows and external doorsets up for review
5 April 2017 - The following standards have been flagged by BSI for review... Read more...Latest News
Minimum wage, SSP, parental pay and income tax thresholds to change from April 2017
23 March 2017 - The national minimum wage rates and apprenticeship rates are among an number of employment changes being brought in in April 2017. Read more...Latest News
We want your help in reforming Pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ)
23 March 2017 - BWF has been working with Build UK to develop a solution to the current bureaucratic and repetitive process of pre-qualification Read more...Latest News
Job Vacancy: Training Manager
6 March 2017 - An exciting position has become available for one the construction and manufacturing industry's leading and award-winning Trade Associations. The British Woodworking Federation is seeking a highly-motivated individual as Training Manager. Read more...Latest News
Landmark wood encouragement policy set to yield 'home-grown homes' and boost economic sustainability
1 March 2017 - In the future, new council homes in Powys will be built and fitted out using local, sustainable wood materials. Read more...Latest News
UK construction growth driven by infrastructure investment
23 February 2017 - Substantial risks to growth remain however as the fall in the value of Sterling is leading to increased import and raw materials costs. On the demand side, whilst the uncertainty post-Referendum has not impacted activity on site as yet, it appears to be affecting areas that require high upfront investment for a long-term rate of return. Read more...Latest News
Jeremy Vine steps up Stair Safety
9 February 2017 - An important discussion with BWF Technical Manager Hannah Mansell on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show is expected to raise public awareness on critical issues around stair safety. Read more...Latest News
British Woodworking Federation calls for a broad focus on sustainable RM & I to fix the existing housing stock
8 February 2017 - As part of the initial stage of planning, we fed back to the BEIS Review Team on the review recommendations and related proposals for action that could affect installer and manufacturers of products such as high performance windows and doors. Read more...Latest News
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
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