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.

The 2017 General Election takes place on June 8th. 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.

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.

British Woodworking Federation Submission for Autumn Statement 2016

The BWF letter to the Chancellor, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP in advance of the Autumn Statement 2016.

BWF Manifesto Summary

Get an idea of what we are asking for from government and what we’re doing for the industry in our A4 leaflet summary of the main BWF Manifesto points.

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2017 General Election CPA Manifesto Guide

The CPA summary of the main political party manifestos relevant to our industry can be viewed here. Highlighted are the key pledges of importance to construction product manufacturers made by the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.

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Template letter to invite an MP to visit your workshop

An example letter to assist in your engagement with local politicians

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BWF: Getting Your Voice Heard 2017

This document highlights how the BWF and its members can work together to get the best deal for the UK joinery industry.

Woodworking in the UK: A key part of our heritage, a vital part of our future

We have worked with our Council of Members to draw up a BWF Policy Manifesto for 2014/15 which highlights how this and any future government can support our sector.