Brexit Tag

The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) and Defra have responded to a story on the Yahoo news platform about the possible impacts of a no-deal Brexit on the food and drink industry. The story, entitled: ‘How no-deal Brexit crate shortages could cripple UK food and...

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries is holding a series of evidence sessions over the next three months into how timber can contribute to solving the housing crisis. Industry experts from across the timber supply chain are being brought together to present at three evidence sessions in...

Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers In the face of Brexit and other challenges this year, leading trussed rafter manufacturers and timber engineering firms learned to tackle fear like a Marine Commando, at a high energy AGM and conference for the Trussed...

Incisive decisions As the Timber Trade Federation moves forward its ‘Treated Timber you can Trust’ campaign to inform and educate buyers of treated timber products, producers are also investing in systems to improve the uptake of timber treatments within the timber itself.  Incising fence posts so...

Treated Timber you can Trust The Timber Trade Federation and the Wood Protection Association (WPA) are joining forces in a strategic partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the UK market for treated wood.  Following the survey conducted by both organisations, three key issues were identified for...

Leading timber importer discusses Brexit impacts with MP Roofing batten importer SR Timber was amongst a group of leading business figures including Confederation of British Industry (CBI) representatives who outlined the stark difficulties  and impacts surrounding the current Brexit impasse.  SR Timber’s Trading Director Shaun Revill revealed the...

Looking back: November 2018 Timber Forum The November 2019 Timber Forum was kindly hosted at the BMF Regional Centre of Excellence at John A Stephens builders’ merchants in Nottingham.  Some 38 delegates attended.  Norman Evans of FW Morgan, introduced and chaired the session, which included a...

The UK government set out its long-awaited proposals for tariffs in a No-Deal Brexit this morning. The trade plan would see full-scale liberalisation of 87% of import duties, while keeping protections for certain industries such as ceramics, automotives and farming. However, this new temporary tariff system...

On Thursday 21st September, over 35 members attended the EATTA AGM and a carvery dinner at Madingley Hall, Cambridge. EATTA Chairman, Chris James, kick started the meeting by celebrating another great year for the association. Membership rose to record levels, the 2018 Annual...