UK Government business secretary: ‘vital’ that construction remains open

THE UK Government’s business secretary has said that it is ‘vital’ that construction work continues amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The statement came in a letter addressed to everyone in the UK construction industry from Kwasi Kwarteng MP.

He wrote, “It is vital that construction continues through these unsettling times and I want to reassure you that the Government values the crucial contribution your sector is making. Whether delivering on large or small construction sites, and in peoples’ homes across the country, in builders’ merchants, designing and project managing schemes or producing construction and mineral products, you are making a major contribution to the economic recovery following Covid-19.”

The letter continued, “I would also like to make it clear that where it is essential to travel or to stay in accommodation, whether to get to your work or for the purposes of carrying out your work, those in the industry are able to do so.”