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UK and EU paint and coatings industry united ahead of Brexit talks
22 June, 2018
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) and CEPE (the European association representing paints and inks) have pledged to continue their close working relationship beyond Brexit.
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Alsford in Brexit softwood prices warning to Lib Dem leader
Monday, May 21, 2018 Alsford Timber has warned Lib Dem leader Vince Cable that the company may have to pay millions more upfront to buy European softwood if the UK Government does not secure mutually-beneficial customs’ arrangements before the United Kingdom leaves the EU in ten months’ time.
BWF welcomes Hackitt Review
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed the recommendations of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Fire.
Inquiry into off-site construction advantages continues
Monday, April 23, 2018 Housebuilders and engineering experts will be speaking at the next stage of a parliamentary inquiry investigating off-site manufacture for construction.
Architectural students rewarded in NWTTA competition
Monday, April 16, 2018 Budding architects have been rewarded by the timber trade for innovative timber design.
BWF prepares for annual Members Day
Thursday, April 05, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Members’ Day will be held on June 13.
BWF calls for national fund to fix and replace fire doors after Grenfell finding
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is calling on the government to take action to ensure fire doors are installed as fit for purpose following reports that an undamaged door from Grenfell Tower had failed fire testing.
Greenpeace withdraws FSC membership
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Greenpeace International has announced it will not renew its membership of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), having lost confidence that the certification body alone can guarantee forests sufficient protection.
Confor welcomes Forestry Bill
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Confor has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s backing of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill, including the decision not to implement a single forest agency in Scotland.
UK timber company fined under EUTR
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 A British timber company has been fined £4,000 for breaching the EU Timber Regulation by importing a batch of FSC-certified West African hardwood without conducting satisfactory due diligence as required under the regulation.
UK ministers hail Indonesia’s transformative FLEGT achievement
Monday, March 05, 2018 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s Timber Transformer exhibition describes the challenging journey Indonesia undertook to become the first country to issue its EU timber exports with FLEGT licences as legality assurance.
Brexit debate underway in timber sector, UK traders told
Monday, February 19, 2018 Government departments are in contact with timber industry representative bodies about the effects of Brexit, a gathering of more than 200 UK traders has been told.
UK environment minister pledges EUTR will remain after Brexit
Monday, February 12, 2018 UK environment minister Dr Therese Coffey has assured the timber sector that the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT will continue after Brexit.
Timber trade invited to help shape FLEGT VPA process at London event
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 UK timber traders will have an opportunity to help shape the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) VPA process through a trade consultation in London.
UK homegrown sector lobbies minister on log supply/pricing crisis
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 About 30 representatives across the UK homegrown timber industry met in Edinburgh with Scottish minister Fergus Ewing on Monday to discuss the current log supply/price crisis gripping the sector.
Lost timber cargo yet to make landfall in southern England
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Timber cargo lost off the coast of Sussex on Boxing Day is still yet to come ashore.
Final decision on US-Canada softwood lumber dispute favours US
Friday, December 08, 2017 A final ruling in the US-Canada softwood lumber dispute has seen the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) uphold tariffs on Canadian softwood imports to the US.
Groups welcome Budget housing sector boost
Thursday, November 23, 2017 The Construction Products Association (CPA) and Timber Trade Federation are among groups welcoming the government’s Budget moves to help the construction sector.
Timber merchant fined £14,000 after employee death
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Hampshire timber merchant J F Goodwillie Ltd has been fined after the death of a 48-year old employee.
UK’s oldest timber yard set to close
Monday, November 06, 2017 A judicial review has upheld a council’s decision to develop what is believed to be Britain’s oldest surviving timber yard dating from early Victorian times.

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