Coronavirus Update – Monday 1st June 2020

We will continue to circulate the CLC and Build UK Information unless or until Welsh Government and/or Public Health Wales issue any updated information relevant to our industry.

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) will publish its Roadmap to Recovery later this morning, setting out how the construction sector, working with Government, can ‘restart, reset, and reinvent’ the industry.

Improving the delivery of construction projects requires fundamental change, which has been reinforced by recent events, and the Roadmap provides a clear plan not only to get the industry back on its feet but make it more productive, financially viable and sustainable in the long term.

Build UK is part of the CLC and our activities over the coming weeks and months will directly support the three phases of the Roadmap:

• Restart: increasing output, maximising employment and minimising disruption (0 ‐ 3 months)
• Reset: driving demand, increasing productivity and strengthening capability in the supply chain (3 ‐ 12 months)
• Reinvent: transforming the industry, delivering better value, collaboration and partnership (12 ‐ 24 months).

There is something in the Roadmap for everyone, wherever they are in the supply chain, and by working together across the industry to deliver all the outcomes, we can achieve the better industry we all want. We can already see it working in practice, with Build UK joining a number of leading industry organisations in writing to the Chancellor to make the case for a further delay in the implementation of Reverse Charge VAT.

You can start playing your part now by completing the CLC People Survey, which is the first cross‐industry collection of data undertaken by all CLC members. In less than 10 minutes, you can help us to understand the implications of a reduced workload on the construction workforce by submitting your response by Friday 5 June.

The Chancellor has confirmed details of the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which will see employees continue to receive 80% of their salary up to £2,500 per month until the end of October 2020.

Read our latest statement which sets out the changes to the Job Retention Scheme month by month, as well as the extension to the Self‐Employment Income Support Scheme.

Welsh Government Guidance