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TIMCON welcomes turnaround

12 December 2012

The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) says the announcement that the Government will abandon plans to sell off or lease publicly-owned UK forests is good news for Britain's timber-based industries.

The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) says the announcement that the Government will abandon plans to sell off or lease publicly-owned UK forests is good news for Britain's timber-based industries.

The organisation had warned of its concern that changes to forest ownership proposed under the Public Bodies Bill could have threatened the supply of timber, affecting important manufacturing sectors such as packaging and pallets, which are vital for keeping goods flowing through the British economy.

TIMCON secretariat Stuart Hex said: “TIMCON is pleased to learn that the Government has reconsidered its plans to change ownership of publicly owned forests.

The proposals posed a series of potential threats to British businesses. The Government should be commended for listening, and responding to, our concerns.”
 
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