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New woodworking and joinery standards from BSI
19 October 2016 - Here are the titles of our recently received Standards from BSI technical committees relevant to woodworking and joinery manufacture and production, in addition to the prices for downloads and hardcopy should a member wish to purchase a copy. Read more...Latest News
BWF responds to Committee inquiry on Government’s Industrial Strategy
18 October 2016 - The BWF has responded to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into the Government's industrial strategy. BWF responds to Committee inquiry on Government’s Industrial Strategy Read more...Latest News
New guide for architects ensures safety of showcase timber stairs
17 October 2016 - "The stair is the centrepiece of any building, and tiny details can make the mundane magical. But our new guide is born of frustration – the Internet is peppered with beautiful staircases that are frankly death traps. A staircase can and should be beautiful and safe." Read more...Latest News
National Minimum Wage and apprentice rates increase
7 October 2016 - The National Minimum Wage rates and apprenticeship rates changed on 1st October 2016. The current rates are as follows. Read more...Latest News
Breakthrough timber legality move promoted
19 September 2016 - First FLEGT-licensed timber and wood products are set to be delivered by Indonesia to the EU this year in what is regarded as a key development in Europe’s efforts against illegal timber. Read more...Latest News
Business Rates Revaluation 2017: Register with the Valuations Office Agency or risk paying an incorrect amount
19 September 2016 - Business rates are being revalued. This is your chance to let the VOA know if the information that they hold about your property is incorrect.Business rates bills will be calculated using the new rateable values from 1 April 2017. Read more...Latest News
Government’s Industrial Strategy under scrutiny as BIS Committee launches inquiry
8 September 2016 - The Committee will consider what the Government means by industrial strategy and questions how interventionist in the free market it should be. It is inviting written submissions, sent via the Committee's website by 27th September. Read more...Latest News
Opportunities to offer placements or undertake training with the National Heritage Training Group
8 September 2016 - The Bursary Scheme give trainees across England the opportunity to work alongside a team of specialist craftspeople on historic buildings, focusing on developing skills in conservation and restoration. Read more...Latest News
HSE woodworking inspections to target occupational health improvements
7 September 2016 - HSE is continuing its proactive inspection programme, with many more woodworking premises set to be inspected before the end of September. Read more...Latest News
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