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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
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
NEW YEAR AND NEW BOARD FOR CITB
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 uses radio airwaves to highlight skills gap
13 January 2015 - The woodworking industry has used the airwaves to warn of the dangers of a skills gap in the sector. The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) was invited onto LBC Radio to comment on claims that design and technology were being "marginalised" in schools and may no longer exist in the school curriculum within about five years. Read more...Latest News
Revised CDM Regs to come into force on Friday 6 April 2015
6 January 2015 - The new guidelines will be available to view from 7 January 2015 and companies will have to comply with them from 6 April, however enforcement action is unlikely to be taken until April 6th 2016. Read more...Latest News
BRE recognises wood’s green credentials with top ratings for WWA windows in the latest green guide
15 December 2014 - The news complements studies showing that WWA timber-based window frame materials are more environmentally-friendly, offer a longer planned service life and lower whole life costs than PVC-U alternatives. Read more...Latest News
Scottish Government updates technical guidance for Scottish Building Standards
15 December 2014 - The Scottish Government has issued draft amendments and updates to the technical guidance that supports Scotland’s Building Standards Read more...Latest News
Do you give prompt payment discounts? If so then the law is set to change
12 December 2014 - The rules for calculating the VAT due on sales made on goods and services where the supplier offers a prompt payment are changing, with effect from April 2015. Read more...Latest News
Late payment still rife in construction as consultation targets large firms over payment practices
10 December 2014 - The Department for Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS) has published a consultation on proposals which will require large and quoted companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices. Read more...Latest News
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