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BMF Members' Day Annual Conference & Awards

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26-27 September 2018

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BMF Members' Day Annual Conference and Awards

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BMF Members' Day Annual Conference and Awards

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BMF Branch Managers' Forum
30-31 October 2018

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Here are the latest news stories from the BMF

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.

South Coast BS latest h&b merchant to join BMF  


South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.  

Formed in August 2008, South Coast Building Supplies is now one of the leading independent merchants operating across Dorset and Hampshire. With 75 members of staff, the company currently trades from four depots in Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover.  

Tim Payne, MD of South Coast Building Supplies, who has been with the company since its formation, said, “We have grown our business by building a team of knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide great service. The professionalism of BMF training from apprenticeships through to management courses will undoubtedly benefit our business as we enter our second decade of trading and the next stage of our development.”  

Welcoming South Coast Building Supplies into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “I’m delighted that this thriving independent merchant recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
South Coast Building Supplies, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the BMF. There are now over 50 h&b merchants within the BMF’s membership.

Lib Dem Lord confirmed for BMF Members Day  


Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.  

Andrew has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the construction industry on the development of a coherent industry-wide response to the challenges of Brexit.   

Andrew had a 20-year career in construction before he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 where he served variously as Chief Whip and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, and DCLG. As a backbench MP he steered the Sustainable and Secure Building Act into law, laying the foundations for later moves towards zero carbon homes. He served as a DCLG Minister in the Coalition government from 2010 to 2012 and introduced the uprating of energy performance standards in building in 2011.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. Lord Stunell is one of eight keynote speakers at the event.  

The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries, who sponsor the Awards Dinner, and Monument Tools who sponsor the annual Golf Tournament which is held the previous day.    

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the BMF’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27 September.

BMF lobbying success over post-brexit VAT payments 


The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.  

The Department for Exiting the European Union announced this concession as part of the first wave of technical notices it has published to inform businesses about what plans and preparations they ought to do in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure.  

Ministers have decided that, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, they will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on goods brought into the UK. In other words, VAT-registered BMF members that import materials and products will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return - instead of paying import VAT on (or soon after) goods arrive at ports. This concession applies to imports from the EU and non-EU countries.  

Brett Amphlett, BMF Policy & Public Affairs’ Manager, commented, “We are very pleased the Government has decided to allow importers to use postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax due on materials and products that BMF members distribute. This is an undoubted win for BMF lobbying at a time of political and business uncertainty amid worries that not enough is being done to prepare for a ‘no deal’ departure.”   

“While others in construction are worried about the number of workers available after Brexit, our concern from the very beginning was focused on VAT and the likelihood of having to pay 20% extra upfront, and the impact on prices and supplies. We look forward to the necessary legislation being passed in the coming months to give effect to this very welcome decision.”   

Without this decision, the BMF calculated that potential additional costs would be about £1 billion for European softwood; £160 million for imported bricks; and £80 million for paint from the EU.  

Mr Amphlett said ministers have taken a common sense approach and a tax bombshell has been avoided - especially for SMEs - by taking a decision in good time. However, customs declarations, rules of origin declarations, and paying duties at borders will still be required, he added. The BMF hope that detail on these procedure and payments will be in the next wave of DExEU technical notices. Importers will also have to register for an UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, and check that contracts and terms & conditions are all up-to-date.
The BMF has welcomed a Government decision that ministers will allow BMF members to adopt postponed accounting for import Value-Added Tax on goods brought into the country after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in exactly seven months’ time.

Mind Coach joins speaker line-up for BMF Members’ Day  


John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.  

John was a professional basketball player before entering the world of advertising and becoming a multi-award winning agency director.  He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. At Members’ Day he will share techniques on how to develop mental toughness that are equally applicable to sports and business.  

John will also run an afternoon workshop on Mental Resilience and Confidence Building, one of three hour-long workshops on offer to delegates.  

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27 September.   

The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26 September, when delegates will have a unique opportunity to look around St George’s Park, England football’s magnificent training facility, where Member’s Day is being held.  

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.  

There are limited delegate places remaining for the event. To book your place visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
John Dabrowski the Mind Coach and an expert on mental resilience is the latest keynote speaker confirmed for the BMF’s annual Members Day Conference in September.
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