The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma MP, has written a letter paying tribute to the UK construction industry. In the letter, addressed to “everyone working in the construction sector”, he expresses “admiration for all the work you are doing.”
He goes on to say “The construction sector, which is a key part of our economy, remains open.“Where it is essential to travel to your place of work to do your job, you should continue to do so. Building merchants and hardware stores will be able to stay open to support this as normal or through click-and-collect services.”
Alok Sharma also said: “You (the industry) have performed a vital role. In the past six months, we have seen the industry build the Nightingale Hospitals, accelerate the delivery of infrastructure projects, support vital public services and help the country adapt buildings to become Covid-Secure.
“Whilst doing this, the industry has itself had to innovate and adapt, changing the way it operates on sites, finding more efficient ways of delivering projects and collaborating effectively throughout the supply chain.”