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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
British Woodworking Federation launches new website to drive stair safety and quality
20 January 2015 - The website includes case studies, an image gallery and an essential directory of all Stair Scheme member firms Read more...Latest News
Building firms among those named and shamed for underpaying workers
20 January 2015 - The government has released a list of 37 employers who failed to pay workers the minimum wage as part of a plan to ‘name and shame’ law-breaking businesses Read more...Latest News
EU Timber Reg up for review and government wants your views on how to improve it
20 January 2015 - The government has asked BWF for a response as part of its duty reflect the concerns of UK stakeholders Read more...Latest News
Proposals for large and listed companies to publish payment practices now under consultations
19 January 2015 - The proposals show how government intend to make use of the prompt payment power in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, currently before Parliament Read more...Latest News
Key dates for your joinery manufacturing business in 2015
15 January 2015 - With plenty already in the calendar for this year, we are here to help you deal with day-to-day business and technical challenges and to stay ahead of change, allowing you to get on with what your business does best – manufacturing and installing high quality joinery products. Read more...Latest News
14 January 2015 - Nick Boles, the Minister of State for Skills and Equalities, today announced CITB’s new Board which will revolutionise how the Industry Training Board operates, increase diversity and put industry at the heart of decision-making. Read more...Latest News
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2014 launched - we need your responses by this Monday 26th January
14 January 2015 - The Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2014 has now been launched and it is crucial for us to have a robust evidence base about recent trends within our sector that you, the BWF membership can access, and that we can present to government Read more...Latest News
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