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Political positioning front and centre in a 'mixed bag Budget'
19 March 2014 - BWF welcomes the support for business investment but expressed concerns that more should have been done to help head off competition from imported products and encourage investment in our housing stock. Read more...
Sick pay and statutory pay rates to increase in April, NMW to rise above inflation in October
18 March 2014 - Statutory sick pay and maternity, paternity and adoption pay rates to increase from April 6th, with a national minimum wage increase of 3% set for October Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: Joinery industry’s Budget pleas
17 March 2014 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has urged the Government to put economic growth and support for SMEs firmly at the heart of this week’s Budget. Read more...
Stepping more safely in new homes – latest timber stair innovation wins national award
17 March 2014 - Stepping more safely in new homes – latest timber stair innovation wins national award Read more...
Housing Standards Review is slammed as a ‘cop out’ on sustainable materials
14 March 2014 - Cutting the Code for Sustainable Homes and leaving a void relating to material choice is an utterly retrograde step. Timber is one material that can help us meet the carbon reduction objectives of the Industrial Strategy, but this still needs to be driven home through regulation Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: A stairway across the Atlantic – British stair scheme links up with its U.S. counterpart
11 March 2014 - Stair manufacturers in the UK and United States have signed an important agreement to collaborate on innovation and technology, technical standards, operational efficiency and best practice. Read more...
BWF pushes Chancellor to encourage joinery sector investment ahead of the Budget
5 March 2014 - In the BWF’s latest submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Chief Executive Iain McIlwee urges government to put driving investment and encouraging broader growth front and centre for the Budget. Read more...
Manufacturers able to display their Declaration of Performance for CE Marking on their company website
5 March 2014 - It has been confirmed that Window and External Doorset manufacturers are able to display the mandatory Declaration of Performance (DoP) for their product on their company website, subject to a number of conditions. Read more...
Is a VAT cut through the keyhole - new report on VAT cuts to boost economy
4 March 2014 - A VAT reduction on housing renovation could create more than 95,000 jobs and save 240,000 tonnes of CO2 from thousands of homes. Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: BWF to provide expert advice for architects at Ecobuild
24 February 2014 - Architects looking for technical advice on the selection and correct specification of high performance timber joinery products will get guidance from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) this year at Ecobuild. Read more...
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