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BWF members get reduced rates for new full support automatic enrolment pension solution from the People’s Pension
1 December 2015 - The People’s Pension, provided by B&CE, has launched its new full support automatic enrolment pension solution for small businesses. Read more...Latest News
Outstanding achievements in joinery celebrated at BWF Woodworking Awards
26 November 2015 - The best achievements in technical innovation and professional development have been recognised in five of the joinery and woodworking industry's most prestigious awards. Read more...Latest News
New apprenticeship levy to be introduced across the economy
25 November 2015 - In line with the UK Chancellor's Autumn Statement & Spending Review, the government have released their response to the Apprenticeship Levy consultation. See the latest briefing on the Levy. Read more...Latest News
BWF endorses Chancellor's plans to build more homes but warns that skills shortages could undermine his vision
25 November 2015 - A steady flow of new joiners and carpenters is critical to the Chancellor’s new housing ambitions Read more...Latest News
Construction activity slows in Q3 but continued growth is forecast, says CPA
24 November 2015 - The Construction Products Association expects further growth for the construction industry, although the latest forecast reflects a downward revision since the summer owing to a slowdown in third quarter housing and commercial activity. Read more...Latest News
New dates finally revealed - Fire doorset CE Marking to be permitted from Sept 2016 and mandatory from Sept 2019
19 November 2015 - Due to complexities in Europe (a clash with complimentary standards for internal doors) the start date previously set for the 1st December 2015 had been set back to September 2016. Read more...Latest News
BWF sounds warning on potential changes to apprentice funding
12 November 2015 - Apprenticeship numbers in the joinery and woodworking industry could suffer “catastrophic collapse” if the CITB was abolished. Read more...Latest News
UK joinery manufacturers report increase in sales volumes and anticipate making further investment in their products
4 November 2015 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2015 indicated a rise in joinery activity and continuing investment in product improvement and manufacturing equipment. The availability and cost of appropriately skilled labour however remains a burden for the joinery sector Read more...Latest News
Go Construct Launched to Promote Construction Careers
3 November 2015 - The construction industry has launched Go Construct, a new three-year campaign to encourage people to consider a career in construction. Read more...Latest News
Government wants your views on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape
2 November 2015 - HM Treasury has published a consultation paper on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape Read more...Latest News
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