Welcome to the Furniture Industry Research Association

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Supporting the entire furniture supply chain

The Furniture Industry Research Association supports the entire furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Hundreds of members already benefit from access to unrivalled knowledge, helping to keep them informed and providing guidance on compliance.

Membership is open to all, with different types of membership for retailers, manufacturers and international organisations. By joining you will be supporting research and highlighting your company's commitment to raising standards across the furniture industry.

Further benefits include preferential rates on solutions offered by our service provider, FIRA International.

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Furniture industry shifts focus towards sustainability - but BFC survey highlights many challenges to overcome

23rd June, 2022

The UK’s furniture industry is prioritising environmental issues - but many are struggling with the complexities and need more help


Proposal for EU restriction for formaldehyde from wood published

20th June, 2022

These requirements will not automatically apply within the mainland of the UK as it is part of the EU REACH system - but it will apply to Northern Ireland


British Furniture Confederation (BFC) Annual Confederation Lunch

17th June, 2022

Research Association members can register to attend the lunch at The House of Commons

Mark Eastwood MP

New Chairman for the furniture industry's All Party Parliamentary Group

16th June, 2022

Mark Eastwood, Conservative MP for Dewsbury, has been appointed Chair. He takes over from Mike Wood.


'Characteristics of modern domestic fire scenarios'

8th June, 2022

This forms part of the current review into the UK domestic flammability regulations


Latest Quarterly Standards Update now available

8th June, 2022

Comprehensive report for Association members covering all the latest updates for standards and regulations

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Quarter one summary of work for members

31st March, 2022

Recap on activities, including projects, standards and consultations


New Government consultation on packaging waste recycling notices

30th March, 2022

Consultation will impact organisations currently under the 1997 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations

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Business support templates covering a broad range of topics including carbon footprinting (Scope 1&2), UKCA Marking, Biocides, Modern Slavery and more

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