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Jonathan Hindle, seated centre bottom, addresses the Trade Bill's Public Bill Committee, on behalf of the furniture industry
A lack of clarity on what the post-Brexit system will look like and the effect of a weak pound are among the chief concerns of the UK furniture industry, the British Furniture Confederation told Parliament last week.

THE FURNITURE industry's eyes and ears inside Parliament has held his North Hertfordshire seat following yesterday's General Election, albeit with a narrower majority.

WILL furniture retailers benefit from business rate relief measures announced in yesterday’s Budget?

politicsNO viable UK export should fail for lack of finance or insurance from the private sector, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said today, announcing measures designed to boost overseas trade.

The BFC has lauded the work of Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland, saying he has done more than any other politician to champion the industry over the past half decade.

Chancellor George Osborne has bowed to lobbying and agreed to review business rates, though wholesale change to the tax is at least a year and a half away.

flammability-vertProposed changes to the furniture fire and flammability regulations are not viable and leading trade associations and manufacturers are against them, according to a Conservative MP.

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