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Press release - APPG for the Timber Industries launches inquiry into housing

APPG for the Timber Industries launches inquiry into housing

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries has launched an inquiry into how timber can help solve the housing crisis. 

The House of Commons Library has estimated that between 240,000 and 340,000 new homes need to be built in England per year in order to tackle the existing housing shortfall, and all major political parties have made commitments to support new homes being built. This inquiry will explore ways in which the timber industry can help to make those commitments a reality, focusing in particular on issues around skills shortages, sustainability and the capacity within the industry to do more in housing construction. 

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Press Release - Martin Whitfield MP elected new Chair of Timber Industries APPG

Martin Whitfield MP elected new Chair of Timber Industries APPG 

Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, has been elected as new Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Timber Industries at its AGM at Westminster. 

The APPG brings together parliamentarians from the Commons and the Lords with an interest in the UK's timber industries to ensure that issues affecting the sector are highlighted within Parliament and to Government. 

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Press Release - Environment Minister to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues to have effect” after Brexit

Environment Minister to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues  to have effect” after Brexit 

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed a pledge from Environment Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues to have effect” after Brexit. 

The Environment Minister made the commitment at the Timber Industries’ Parliamentary Reception, which took place in the House of Commons last week. The CTI has led the campaign to ensure that EU timber regulations, which have enabled the British timber industry to thrive in recent years, are incorporated into domestic law after the UK leaves the European Union in 2019. 

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CTI Newsletter Winter 2017-18

CTI Newsletter Winter 2017-18

In this issue:

- Interviews with four Timber Industry leaders about Politics, Skills & Education, Housing and Sustainability

- Relaunch of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Timber Industries

- DEFRA recognises benefits of building homes with timber

- CTI urges Government to restore confidence in the market and boost investments

- Upcoming major Construction and Architecture events 

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The Confederation of Timber Industries gets some extra protection with WPA

The Confederation of Timber Industries gets some extra protection with WPA

The Confederation of the Timber Industries (CTI) Board met and approved an application to join from the Wood Protection Association (WPA).

The paperwork was signed on the CTI stand at Timber Expo amidst a busy agenda of launches and talks for the organisation at UK Construction Week. It marks another important step in the growth of the Confederation and representation for the timber industry supply chain. 

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