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Welcome to the NCFed

Home to the UK Coppice Industry

Welcome to the National Coppice Federation

The National Coppice Federation (NCFed) represents and supports coppice workers and the coppice industry across the UK. The Federation aims to unite regional groups from all over the country and so provide a unified voice for the coppicing sector that promotes coppicing and encourages best practice.

Read more about the NCFed’s aims here.

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Make a cuppa, put your feet up and read the Spring 2020 edition of National Coppice Federation newsletter via our News Page

Coronavirus – Useful Links

Coronavirus Statement from the Directors

26/03/2020 – A response to the coronavirus situation from the Directors of the National Coppice Federation

Sources of Information

Latest government information and advice:

Confor’s Covid19 Forestry and Woodland Information Hub:

Heritage Crafts Association – Roundup of support available for craft businesses:

The National Police Chief’s Council Guidance on Reasons to Leave the Home

Information on support available for the self-employed (announced 26/03/2020):

Government guidance on social distancing, closing of businesses and going to work:

Advice from the NHS:

Coronavirus – A Message from the NCFed Chair

22/03/2020 – A message to our members from Dave Jackson.

Other News

Government launches consultation on Environmental Land Management Scheme

A chance to have your say on the scheme set to replace Countryside Stewardship.

“Wet Wood” Woes? What the Government’s new Clean Air Strategy means for firewood

A straightforward summary of the recent Government announcements relating to the sale of “wet wood”.

NCFed on Social Media


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The #selfemployed help will take time to come through. Please ensure you make payments to small and self-employed contractors. Ask the big guys for payment holidays, they should survive. Your small #contractors, on whom you will continue to depend in future, may not.


@DefraGovUK has confirmed that "those involved in the supply chain of wood for key goods (including, but not limited to pallets, heating, packaging, tissue paper, timber harvesting, sawmills) should be considered key workers."

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