Policy and Campaigns Toolkit
In lobbying government and key stakeholders in the UK and EU and channeling the views of members, we can give manufacturers a seat at the top table when debating wider construction or material sector concerns, addressing the burdens on your joinery business and promoting the use of the most sustainable mainstream construction material. It is through working together that our industry can deliver a stronger voice on issues such as late payment, pre questionnaires, training and Health & Safety
To protect and harness the skills of the industry, it is crucial that the potential for the woodworking to drive growth and employment, not just on site, but also in the supply chain, is fully accounted for by policymakers.
You can find information on how to engage with your local politicians before and after the election below, in our 'Getting Your Voice Heard' publication. You can find out more about the parties’ policies by reading their manifestos (in alphabetical order) in full. The latest General Election took place on June 8th 2017 and below you can view the latest party manifestos below. BWF members are kept updated through the newsletter and website on issues such as industrial strategy, the environmental plan, housing and the latest skills information.
Conservative Party Manifesto 2017 can be viewed here.
Green Party Manifesto 2017 can be viewed here.
Labour Party Manifesto 2017 can be viewed here.
Liberal Democrats Manifesto 2017 can be viewed here.
Plaid Cymru Manifesto 2017 can be viewed here.
SNP Manifesto 2016 can be viewed here.
UKIP Manifesto 2017 can be viewed here.
BWF: Getting Your Voice Heard 2017
BWF Manifesto Summary
2017 General Election CPA Manifesto Guide
Woodworking in the UK: A key part of our heritage, a vital part of our future
Template letter to invite an MP to visit your workshop
British Woodworking Federation Submission for Autumn Statement 2016