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HSE review of the Control of Asbestos Regulations
10 March 2016 - HSE are seeking the views of tradespeople who, during the course of their work may encounter asbestos-containing materials. Read more...Latest News
Law on tax-allowable expenses changes from 6 April 2016
10 March 2016 - From 6 April 2016 the law changes and tax-allowable expenses will no longer be taxable at all. But is it all that simple? Read more...Latest News
Warning ahead of April’s National Living Wage as 92 companies named and shamed for underpaying staff
10 March 2016 - The latest public list of underpayers includes joinery businesses as well as hairdressing, social care, hospitality and security services. Read more...Latest News
New inquiry a chance to tell government what you think about Apprenticeships
1 March 2016 - The Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy has launched an inquiry on apprenticeships. With the Apprenticeship Levy on its way and a major shake-up of training provisions expected, this is another good opportunity for members to have their say on a highly important subject. Read more...Latest News
Labour availability and costs a major constraint for UK joinery manufacturers but sales expectations remain encouraging
25 February 2016 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2015 indicates that sales expectations for the year ahead remains optimistic but labour availability and the cost of appropriately skilled labour is still a burden for the joinery sector. Read more...Latest News
Manufacturer gets huge fine after accident causes worker to have two digits amputated
17 February 2016 - Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard that the cutting block provided was not suitable for use in manual mode. Read more...Latest News
Businesses that trade online required to link to Online Dispute Resolution website
11 February 2016 - From Monday 15 February, all businesses which trade online will need to provide a link to the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) website. Read more...Latest News
Dangerous installation work leads to £36k fine for window manufacturer
10 February 2016 - HSE investigated after a member of the public provided photos of workers leaning out of window openings eight metres above the ground and video showing the workers dropping part of a window just missed a nearby pedestrian. Read more...Latest News
Signs of future construction growth continue but risks intensify
9 February 2016 - The forecast horizon remains positive, largely due to the inclusion of HS2 main works for the first time; however, risks that threaten construction activity have intensified, particularly from weakening global economic growth, the EU referendum and skills shortages. Read more...Latest News
Want to work for us? The BWF is looking for a Membership Liaison Manager
4 February 2016 - Engaging with the BWF Membership is central to the position, to support the delivery of BWF services, shaping our work and policy and maintaining a high benchmark for the joinery industry. Read more...Latest News
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