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Being the industry authority, the GGF promotes best practice and sets the highest technical and health & safety standards. The Federation is also the voice of the industry in local and national politics helping shape and influence policy and legislation. As well as offering an array of benefits to its members, the GGF guides and protects homeowners when buying glass or glazing products and services.
GGF Training has recently updated its website www.ggftraining.com with the FENSA Homepage on the site now linking customers to the FENSA registration page on www.fensa.org.uk and subsequently re-directing customers to the Minimal Technical Competency (MTC) registration page.
This week, the GGF welcomed Victoria Shelley as the Federation’s new Health & Safety and Environment Manager.
Synseal Extrusions, the leading UK-owned systems supplier, has joined the GGF and at a recent GGF Window and Door Group meeting, Head of Marketing Mark Schlotel was presented with their framed Membership certificate by Brian Baker, GGF President and Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive.
In March, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) yet again met with the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to discuss the Federation’s proposal that the Consumer Rights Bill should be amended to make a distinction between generic goods (such as TVs and toasters) and goods made to a consumer's specification (such as made-to-measure windows).
Following a successful few weeks of events and exhibitions, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is now looking forward to Counter Terror Expo at London Olympia, 29-30 April. Here’s a review of the GGF’s recent events and a brief preview of the GGF’s plans for Counter Terror Expo 2014.
The GGF was pleased to see TrustMark - the Government-backed quality mark for reputable tradesmen - relaunched last week by Consumer Minister Jenny Willott, with new improved standards of consumer protection under a renewed master licence from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Following the GGF’s recent press release “GGF Members Quiz BIS”, the Federation submitted its evidence to the Parliamentary Public Bill Committee on 12th February 2014, allowing plenty of time for the 21 MPs who sit on the Committee to consider the GGF’s concerns.
Ahead of next week’s Budget, the GGF has written to Chancellor George Osborne to outline the Federation’s concerns on energy efficient schemes and also to urge the Treasury to reduce the rate of VAT from 20% to 5% on home improvement work and on energy efficient windows.