The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry

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Established in 1949, the Furniture Industry Research Association provides support to the entire furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Membership is open to all within, or with an interest in the furniture market. Membership gives access to our unrivalled hub of knowledge covering all facets affecting the furniture industry.

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Brexit Guidance

Preparing for a 'no-deal'

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 7th March 2019

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 7th March 2019

News March 2019

Summary notes from meeting

BREXIT - placing goods on the UK and the EU market in no-deal scenario

BREXIT - placing goods on the UK and the EU market in no-deal scenario

News March 2019

Government guidance documents on placing goods in a no-deal scenario

British Library Webinars - Brexit preperations

British Library Webinars - Brexit preperations

News March 2019

Designed to help businesses prepare in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal

EU Exit - Guidance for no deal scenario - update 13 March 2019

EU Exit - Guidance for no deal scenario - update 13 March 2019

News March 2019

Research Association guidance document - scenario of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 28th February - Public Procurement and Changes to EU funding

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 28th February - Public Procurement and Changes to EU fun...

News March 2019

Summary notes from meeting and Government information

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 21st February covering Workforce & People and Intellectual Property

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 21st February covering Workforce & People and Intellectu...

News March 2019

Summary notes from meeting and Government information leaflets on EU exit business readiness

HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal

HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal

News March 2019

Steps to ensure businesses can continue to trade with the EU if the UK leaves without a deal

Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019

Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019

News February 2019

Government update

HMRC impact assessment for the VAT treatment of low value parcels

HMRC impact assessment for the VAT treatment of low value parcels

News February 2019

Impact of changes

Help and support for traders if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Help and support for traders if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

News February 2019

Videos about trading after 29 March

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 14th February covering data and organisational compliance

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 14th February covering data and organisational complianc...

News February 2019

Summary notes from meeting and Government information leaflets on EU exit business readiness

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum 7th February 2019

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum 7th February 2019

News February 2019

Meeting notes available from the second forum

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum 31st January 2019

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum 31st January 2019

News February 2019

The forum is likely to be hosted on a weekly basis until March 2019

ENDS Report -  The environment after BREXIT

ENDS Report - The environment after BREXIT

News April 2017

​FIRA joined over 60 other delegates in attending a workshop event organised by the ENDS Report.

​UK REACH alignment after BREXIT

​UK REACH alignment after BREXIT

News April 2017

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals...

No deal Brexit advice: changes for timber importers and exporters

No deal Brexit advice: changes for timber importers and exporters

News February 2019

Businesses importing timber will have to carry out checks from day one of EU Exit.

Guidance on buying and selling timber in a Brexit no-deal scenario

News October 2018

Includes links to the government guidance documents

EU Exit - Guidance for no deal scenario

EU Exit - Guidance for no deal scenario

News February 2019

Research Association guidance document - scenario of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Analysis of the Government Brexit White Paper published on 12 July

Analysis of the Government Brexit White Paper published on 12 July

News August 2018

What specific areas may directly affect the furniture and furnishings industry?

Trading under the mutual recognition principle if there’s no Brexit deal

Trading under the mutual recognition principle if there’s no Brexit deal

News September 2018

How importing and exporting non-harmonised goods would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

DEFRA guidance on trading in CITES listed species in the event of a no-deal BREXIT

DEFRA guidance on trading in CITES listed species in the event of a no-deal BREXIT

News January 2019
DEFRA Guidance on F gas: guidance for users, producers and traders

DEFRA Guidance on F gas: guidance for users, producers and traders

News February 2019

guidance to industry in the event of a “no deal BREXIT scenario

Government update - Letters on no deal Brexit advice for businesses only trading with the EU

Government update - Letters on no deal Brexit advice for businesses only trading with the EU

News February 2019

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‘Electrically powered office furniture - a guide to the UK Regulations’

The new guidance is particularly clear in identifying the relationship with powered office furniture products such as sit / stand desking and other electrically powered office furniture falling within the scope of the Directive.

Standards

Access meeting reports giving you insights to standards under discussion - which could impact your business. Or search our comprehensive Standards Database to see the details of what you need to adhere to.

Flammability

A wide range of essential resources to help you meet the requirements of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations.

Compliance Scheme

Reassurance that a manufacturer, retailer, upholsterer or supplier of upholstered furniture has suitable due diligence processes and procedures.