There have been a number of European and International Standards meetings since the previous quarterly report, with a number of meetings taking place at national and international level...
Headlines from FIRA's Furniture Statistics Digest: manufacturing, retail sales and exports up; however imports outpacing exports
The Furniture Industry Research Association has today (9 January) published its annual ‘Statistics Digest for the UK Furniture Industry’. The 50 page publication covers the period from 2012-2015, alongside some provisional data and estimates for 2016.
FIRA can announce that a new European Standard for office desking has been published. The standard: BS EN 527-2: 2016: Office furniture - Work tables - Part 2: Safety, strength and durability requirements replaces the 2002 edition, which has been withdrawn with immediate effect.
Consultation to develop Level 3 Furniture Apprenticeship Standard – Your support is needed
The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) is the furniture industry’s representative body which seeks to ensure all Government policies and initiatives support a thriving furniture, furnishings and bed sector. The organisation has published its 2017 Manifesto calling for strong action from Government.
The Furniture Industry Research Association has produced an update report to educate companies of their obligations surrounding the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).