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HSE woodworking visit programme leads to fines and suspended prison sentences for managers
28 November 2016 - The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety failings in an operation a judge labelled as a ticking time bomb. Read more...Latest News
Joinery sales rises above Brexit concerns but long term industry strategy needed to balance risks
17 November 2016 - The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey has indicated that joinery sales growth in Q3 has risen for the 10th successive quarter but labour and material costs are putting increasing inflationary pressure on unit costs. Read more...Latest News
Woodworking industry sets out its case to the Chancellor on strategy, skills and sustainability
16 November 2016 - In the BWF’s Autumn Statement Submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Chief Executive Iain McIlwee outlined opportunities to secure the future of Britain’s joinery manufacturing industry touching on Industrial Strategy, skills, fair payment and the need for a sustainable future. Read more...Latest News
Heather Wheeler MP heralds “bright future” for BWF Award winning staircase manufacturers
14 November 2016 - The MP for south Derbyshire, Heather Wheeler, has praised the entrepreneurial spirit of staircase manufacturer TwoTwenty during a visit to the firm’s headquarters this week. Read more...Latest News
CPA Forecasts mixed picture for Construction in 2017 and 2018
14 November 2016 - Overall, construction activity is expected to remain broadly flat in 2017 and 2018, but this masks a more nuanced picture at the sector level with growth in infrastructure and education offsetting falls in activity in sectors such as commercial offices and industrial factories. Read more...Latest News
Timber Trade Federation issues information for UK importers concerning verification of FLEGT licences
14 November 2016 - If you import FLEGT-licensed timber, you will be required to submit the electronic FLEGT licence for verification to Regulatory Delivery before the timber arrives in the UK Read more...Latest News
Build UK making progress on late payment and pre-qualifications
4 November 2016 - Small Business Minister Margot James recently wrote to signatories of the Prompt Payment Code to highlight progress in tackling late payment, with a further Build UK initiative now underway to simplify prequalification. Read more...Latest News
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
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