CIF calls for social housing work to be classed as ‘essential’

Industry body is eager to get housebuilding restarted after weeks of inaction

19th April, 2020
CIF calls for social housing work to be classed as ‘essential’
CIF is working to identify projects that it believes could resume after May 5 – the date on which the government has indicated it will review the current restrictions

Work on social housing schemes should be classified as “essential”, the Construction Industry Federation has said, as it seeks to get the industry up and running again within weeks.

The industry representative body instructed its members to cease work on building sites after the government announced new restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 three weeks ago.

It has since been lobbying the government to allow certain projects to restart, and has drawn...

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