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October 2015 increase likely for National Minimum Wage
25 February 2015 - The national minimum wage would increase by 20p an hour, from £6.50, to £6.70 Read more...Latest News
Promote CE Marked windows and don’t lose out to illegal products
25 February 2015 - The CPR in the case of windows and external doorsets covers important obligations in terms of quality management, thermal efficiency, the load bearing capacity of safety devices and the declaration of any hazardous substances. Read more...Latest News
BWF pushes Chancellor for long term solutions to housing shortfall, skills gaps and sustainable construction
24 February 2015 - The letter, which was sent in advance of the Budget on March 18th, also urges government to clamp down heavily on late payment and ensure that business rates assessments don’t unfairly burden manufacturers. Read more...Latest News
Fuel costs drop and joinery sales improve again but rate of growth slows
12 February 2015 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2014 indicated that joinery sales volumes have again increased, although the rate of growth has slowed. Read more...Latest News
Construction to grow in 2015 but election uncertainty likely to hinder prospects
11 February 2015 - Construction output is forecast to increase 5.3% in 2015 and 17.8% by 2018 according to the latest forecasts from the CPA, but growth is expected to slow in the medium-term due to election uncertainty and capacity constraints. Read more...Latest News
BWF and TTF announce The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI)
10 February 2015 - The BWF and TTF have confirmed a new umbrella trade organisation. The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) will become the voice of the industry and will officially launch on 10 June 2015 Read more...Latest News
Companies reminded of EU Timber Regulation obligations as government puts Chinese Plywood under the microscope
10 February 2015 - BWF members are reminded to keep on top of their obligations under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in the wake of a recent study by the NMO to assess the risk of plywood imported from China Read more...Latest News
MP visits Hartlepool joinery firm to discuss business and skills in the woodworking industry
9 February 2015 - While on his visit, Iain Wright MP toured the factory, meeting the John Watson Joinery team and hearing about being a business in Hartlepool, the joinery industry in general and skills in the workplace. Read more...Latest News
Heavy fine after Woodworker loses arm in circular saw accident
29 January 2015 - A Powys firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a woodworker had his right arm severed while clearing sawdust from underneath a circular saw. Read more...Latest News
BWF responds to updated guidance for Scottish Building Standards and Technical Handbooks
28 January 2015 - The Scottish Government has issued draft amendments and updates to the technical guidance that supports Scotland’s Building Standards. This covers both the domestic and non-domestic Technical Handbooks Read more...Latest News
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