Policy

YIMBY v NIMBY – Battle for the future of UK housing
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Our Policy Executive, Jack Clappen, looks at the key takeaways from the 2023 party conference season and what it means for the timber industry.  Housing is set to be a key battleground in the 2024 election, with renters, home-owners, and new buyers all struggling amidst a cost-of-living crisis. Rents are...
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The government should seize net zero opportunities, not shy away from them
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TDUK is disappointed to see the government roll back on its hugely important net zero commitments. This week, Rishi Sunak announced a major retreat on some of the government’s biggest green commitments, including a delay on the ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035 as well as...
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Autumn Policy Update
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In just a few months, the Government will launch its much-anticipated Timber in Construction Roadmap, which will outline how we can expand low-carbon timber construction in the UK. Communication is essential to the Roadmap’s success, and the CTI will work hard to ensure key stakeholders are made aware of the report...
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TDUK & Structural Timber Association sign MOU to help develop timber construction market
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Structural Timber Association (STA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help grow and develop the timber construction market. Under the terms of the agreement the two parties have agreed to form a partnership in order to collaborate on technical projects to further the...
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From blueprint to greenprint: the government’s roadmap to timber construction
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While Parliament was in recess this summer, the Confederation of Timber Industries were hard at work on the Timber in Construction Roadmap - due to be published in November. The government’s long promised Timber in Construction Policy Roadmap will support the expansion of low-carbon timber construction in the UK, following...
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What does the government’s latest housing policy mean for the timber industry?
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This week, the UK Government announced its latest effort to tackle the housing crisis. With housing a key driver of timber demand in the UK, we delve into what this latest announcement means for our industry. The government has pledged to build one million homes over this Parliament session by...
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More wood in construction essential to net zero, says Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)
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In its latest report - Seeing the wood for the trees: the contribution of the forestry and timber sectors to biodiversity and net zero goals – the EAC has recommended increasing wood in construction and expanding UK productive forestry to help achieve net zero by 2050. Over the last year,...
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Timber an “exciting, low-carbon solution to our built environment emissions”, says APPG Chair
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APPG for the Timber Industries Chair, Baroness Hayman of Ullock, gives her thoughts on the latest timber policy report: Climate change is increasingly central to global policy discussions and for good reason. If we are to ensure a sustainable future for all we must take action, and we must do...
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APPG Report Launch
New timber policy report launched in House of Lords
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The APPG for the Timber Industries launched its latest report – Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions – to a packed out reception in the House of Lords last month. The new report investigates where barriers exist to expanding timber use in the UK, and what policy solutions are available to...
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DCTS reduces duty rates on wood products from Indonesia and Vietnam
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The government has introduced the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) to improve access to the UK market for developing countries. The DCTS replaces the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP). This new DCTS is split into three frameworks. Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will receive duty-free, quota-free trade on everything but...
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