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Landmark wood encouragement policy set to yield 'home-grown homes' and boost economic sustainability
1 March 2017 - In the future, new council homes in Powys will be built and fitted out using local, sustainable wood materials. Read more...Latest News
UK construction growth driven by infrastructure investment
23 February 2017 - Substantial risks to growth remain however as the fall in the value of Sterling is leading to increased import and raw materials costs. On the demand side, whilst the uncertainty post-Referendum has not impacted activity on site as yet, it appears to be affecting areas that require high upfront investment for a long-term rate of return. Read more...Latest News
Jeremy Vine steps up Stair Safety
9 February 2017 - An important discussion with BWF Technical Manager Hannah Mansell on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show is expected to raise public awareness on critical issues around stair safety. Read more...Latest News
British Woodworking Federation calls for a broad focus on sustainable RM & I to fix the existing housing stock
8 February 2017 - As part of the initial stage of planning, we fed back to the BEIS Review Team on the review recommendations and related proposals for action that could affect installer and manufacturers of products such as high performance windows and doors. Read more...Latest News
CITB announces plans for Levy and consensus process ahead of Apprenticeship changes
8 February 2017 - In the wake of major government changes to the way training will be funded, the levy has been reduced from 0.5% to 0.35% on PAYE employees in 2018, with payments on the NET CIS workforce remaining at 1.25%. Read more...Latest News
Timber industry backs new Housing Strategy to help deliver the new homes we need
7 February 2017 - The paper sets out the government's strategy to ending the housing crisis and includes measures such as encouraging smaller housebuilders and improving the availability of viable land for housing developments. Read more...Latest News
BWF gives views on proposed Circular Economy British Standard
25 January 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation has responded to the BSI consultation on the draft Circular Economy Framework Standard – BS8001 Read more...Latest News
Industrial Strategy Green Paper launched for consultation
23 January 2017 - The paper sets out the government's approach and some early actions which it has committed to take with the aim of the strategy being to address long-term challenges to the UK economy, improve living standards and enable economic development Read more...Latest News
Bonfield Review calls for quality mark to cover home energy efficiency improvements
11 January 2017 - The much-anticipated report from the Bonfield Review has been published and makes recommendations relating to consumer protection, standards and enforcement, calling on government to back a quality mark for green home improvements. Read more...Latest News
Dates for your joinery business to look out for in 2017
10 January 2017 - With the Apprenticeship Levy among major changes due, and Article 50 set to be invoked in March, it's sure to be a busy year ahead. There is plenty already in the calendar for the coming months and below we have compiled some of the dates and events that your joinery manufacturing business should be aware of in 2017 Read more...Latest News
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