The new Business Secretary, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, has today written an open letter to the Construction Sector.  In the letter he has restated the Government position, which is that firms and tradespeople in the construction sector and its supply chain, including merchants, suppliers and product manufacturers, should continue to operate during this national lockdown.

The letter emphasises 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.

The new Secretary of State for Business (who replaces Alok Sharma who has been appointed President for COP 26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in November in Glasgow) took to opportunity to thank you again to everyone operating in the UK construction sector for the hugely valued and critical contribution that is being made to our country.

A full copy of the letter from Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng is available here

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