Confor talks trees at Labour conference

11 October 2023

The forestry and wood industry is extremely well-placed to take advantage of the economic agenda outlined by the Labour Party, according to Confor's Chief Executive Stuart Goodall, as he reflected on the Conservative and Labour Party conferences.

He said member businesses were uniquely placed to provide green jobs, supply timber for the homes of the future and deliver on local supply chains - securonomics.

"When Rachel Reeves talks about securonomics, she is highlighting that the UK needs to produce many more of the resources it needs in future at home. At the Labour conference this week, we have explained to Labour politicians from across Great Britain why timber security must be added to food security and energy security."