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British Furniture Confederation

Commercial Interiors UK is a lead partner in the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) (, which acts a single voice for the UK furniture, furnishing and bed industries and has a mission to ensure that it has a strong and sustainable dialogue with Government in order to understand and influence changes in the market. Its executive comprises the heads of the industry's leading associations (Commercial Interiors UK, BFM, FIRA, FMC, LOFA and NBF).

The BFC provides the secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group which provides a forum for Parliamentarians to discuss the issues affecting the sector, including education and training, export support, and fire safety regulations. The Group is chaired by Stephen McPartland MP, the Member for Stevenage, and draws Members from across the political spectrum and both chambers.

On 17 May 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG) hosted a meeting to discuss the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the furniture industry and a range of emerging problems the sector was facing including steel and foam shortages, and issues at ports...
The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) is cautioning the government to beware of the unintended consequences of treating the furniture industry as a single, homogenous sector in its plans to consult on an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for furniture by the end of 2025...
Britain’s furniture industry is calling on the Chancellor, the Right Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to extend government help to the sector in his March 3 budget...
The British Furniture Confederation has been highly active since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, with weekly, then fortnightly online meetings of the executive, to feedback on the effect of the crisis on industry and develop a dialogue with government to ensure their awareness of that effect.

The Furniture and Furnishings industry believes that the Government has not understood the causational impact of the Covid 19 crisis on an industry serving the Hospitality and Retail sectors as well as the Office, Education and Care sectors.

It’s all change for the industry’s political lobbying consortium, the British Furniture Confederation (BFC), of which the BCFA is a board member, and which earlier this month welcomed a new chairman to the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group for the furniture and furnishings industry.
The British Furniture Confederation welcomes the publication of the report and its various calls for action to reduce toxic chemicals in everyday life.
The BFC have release their quarterly activity report 2019
Ms Maggie Throup MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG), secured a Westminster Hall debate on 23 January 2019 that examined the contribution of furniture manufacturing to the UK economy...
The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) has welcomed the publication of the Government’s export strategy, with an expressed hope that its words will be met with effective action.