All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group

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The UK All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group was set up:

'To raise awareness of the furniture industry and to publicise and promote the industry in the UK in order to protect jobs and investment.'[1]


The cross-party group discusses issues and problems involving the furniture industry, such as the economic recovery, small business lending and fire regulation.[2]

Re-establishment after 2015 general election

The group was reformed in June 2015. Chairman of the British Furniture Confederation, Paul von der Heyde said:

'I'm very pleased to confirm that the APPFIG has been successfully re-established following the General Election. The Group provides a valuable forum to discuss issues of importance to the furniture, furnishings and bed industry, including biomass subsidies, apprenticeships and flammability regulations. I wish the Group the best in its work over this Parliament, and am excited to be working with Members going forwards.'[3]


Officers, Feb-April 2016

Officers, September 2015



The British Furniture Confederation, a furniture trade association, pays lobbying firm Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat, funding the group's activities and administration.

Registered benefits

Brevia Consulting received (in bands of £1,500) £22,501-£24,000 for 2015-16.[1]



Will Smith of Brevia is the group's public enquiry point.

Address: 5 Salamanca Place, London SE1 7HP

Tel: 020 7091 1650



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  2. 2.0 2.1 British Furniture Confederation: All-Party Group, British Furniture Confederation, accessed 11 November 2015
  3. Westminster All Party Group Re-established,FIRA, accessed 11 November 2015
  4. Furniture Industry APPG,, accessed 22 April 2016
  5. Furniture Industry APPG, Feb16 Register,, accessed 28 April 2016
  6. Furniture Industry APPG, Register 28 April 2016,, accessed 10 May 2016