Secretary of State's Letter

Alok Sharma, MP and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has written a letter dated 31st March 2020 addressed to those working in the Construction industry:

Alok Sharma's Letter

Housing Secretary’s Statement

Statement from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, has written a letter dated 13th May 2020 on the government’s response to COVID-19 and the plan to safely restart, reopen and renew the housing market.

Robert Jenrick's Letter

New plans to get Britain building in Coronavirus recovery

The Ministry of Housing is introducing measures to help the construction industry boost building and return to work safely, including an extension for planning permission deadlines, improved planning appeal procedures and recommendations for flexible working hours.

For more information see the government Press Release

Article added 23rd June 2020

Draft Guidance on Construction Site Working Hours

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has produced draft guidance setting out further detail on the proposed new route for applicants seeking to extend construction site working hours introduced in the Business and Planning Bill. For further details, go to MHCLG's Working Hours Guidance

Article added 26th June 2020


Safe Working Charter

The Charter has been launched to enable housebuilders to make a common commitment to operate in line with government safe working guidance. Signatories to the Charter have publicly committed to safe working practices in accordance with government and Construction Leadership Council guidance.

Covid Safe Working Charter

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Article added 15th May 2020

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