Furniture Industry APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To raise awareness of the furniture industry and to publicise and promote the industry in the UK in order to protect jobs and investment.

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Recent Documents related to Furniture Industry

1. Government responds to furniture consultation
18/07/2019 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: Government responds to furniture consultation - GOV.UK

2. Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes (2016)
18/07/2019 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes

3. Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes (2016)
18/07/2019 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: Title : Amendment to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 IA No:

4. Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes (2016)
18/07/2019 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Title : Amendment to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 IA No:

5. Consumer attitudes to fire safety information on furniture
02/10/2020 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: Consumer attitudes to fire safety information on furniture Research into consumer awareness and attitudes

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Recent Speeches related to Furniture Industry

1. Furniture Manufacturers
23/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: Chamber earlier. We now move to the debate on furniture manufacturers. I call Maggie Throup to move the - Speech Link
2: this House has considered the contribution of furniture manufacturers to the UK economy.It is a - Speech Link
3: employing people, but providing high-quality furniture? They are essential to people’s lives, and to - Speech Link

2. Draft Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
06/07/2021 - General Committees

1: consenting regime for the placement of removable furniture, including tables and chairs, on pavements outside - Speech Link
2: licences to allow for the placement wof outdoor furniture by businesses selling food and drink. We believe - Speech Link

3. Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
08/07/2021 - Grand Committee

1: consenting regime for the placement of removeable furniture, including tables and chairs, on pavements outside - Speech Link
2: voices of big business, brewers and the tobacco industry. They do not listen, necessarily, to the small - Speech Link
3: the Minister about the hit that the hospitality industry has taken, which is very well set out in paragraph - Speech Link

4. Coventry IKEA Store Closure
13/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: and beyond. The first is the rise and fall of industry and the effects of what we now see in Coventry - Speech Link
2: putting them together, I understand the IKEA furniture concept. Does the hon. Lady agree that the potential - Speech Link
3: manufacturing electrical vehicles to bring back the motor industry to the west midlands, but now reducing emissions - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
29/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: multidisciplinary collaboration between universities and industry, and close collaboration with the regulators. - Speech Link
2: result of covid, the industry estimates a 25% to 30% reduction in UK furniture sales this year, with - Speech Link
3: support that campaign. It is great to see the furniture industry supporting high-quality British manufacturing - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Furniture Industry
1. Furniture: VAT
asked by: Lord Turnbull
27/05/2021
... they will have to make a second VAT payment if the furniture is returned to the UK after three years.

2. Furniture: Regulation
asked by: Mary Creagh
01/05/2019
... when he plans to publish the responses to the September 2016 Consultation on Updating the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations.

3. Furniture: Manufacturing Industries
asked by: Hilary Benn
03/12/2020
... what representations he has received on the effect of shortages of foam and particleboard on the UK furniture industry; and if he will make a statement.

4. Furniture: Delivery Services
asked by: Kevan Jones
18/01/2021
... whether the Government plans to advise furniture delivery companies to discourage delivery drivers from entering residences unless for specific purposes.

5. Furniture: Fire Regulations
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
09/07/2021
... for what reasons that Committee's membership did not comprise existing stakeholders who had worked on the review for more than 10 years; and if he will publish details of the research that the Independent Experts Committee decided necessary for a review of (a) the overall regulations and (b) children's products.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Mike Wood Portrait
Mike Wood
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Dudley South
Joined: 24th November 2016
Mark Eastwood Portrait
Mark Eastwood
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dewsbury
Joined: 24th February 2020
2 APPG Memberships
British Muslims , Football Club
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mike Wood MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6982.

Email: mike.wood.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Grace Davies, Brevia Consulting, 5 Salamanca Place, London SE1 7HP. Tel: 020 7091 1650

Email: grace.davies@brevia.co.uk

Secretariat:

Brevia Consulting acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.brevia.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
27 Jan 2021
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
Brevia Consulting is paid by British Furniture Confederation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 27/01/2021 To : 26/01/2022
Value
£22,501
Date
27 Jan 2020
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
Brevia Consulting is paid by British Furniture Confederation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 27/01/2020 To : 26/01/2021
Value
£22,501
Date
6 Sep 2018
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
Brevia Consulting is paid by British Furniture Confederation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019
Value
£22,501
Date
6 Sep 2017
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
Brevia Consulting is paid by British Furniture Confederation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 06/09/2017 To : 05/09/2018
Value
£22,501
Date
11 Oct 2016
Source
British Furniture Confederation
Description
Afternoon tea
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jul 2016
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
Brevia Consulting is paid by British Furniture Confederation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/07/2016 To : 30/06/2017
Value
£22,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
Brevia Consulting is paid by British Furniture Confederation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£22,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£22,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Furniture Industry APPG

Former APPG Officers
Maggie Throup Portrait
Maggie Throup
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Erewash
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 14th March 2018
Lord Davies of Coity Portrait
Lord Davies of Coity
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 4 March 2019
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Hoyle Portrait
Lord Hoyle
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Gibraltar , Rugby League