Key developments and the latest news on how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting those working in the UK construction sector.
Following the coronavirus outbreak, the construction industry forecast for growth in 2020 has now been revised down to 0.5% (from 3.1% previously).
The Federation of Master Builders has called on the chancellor to provide greater support for those running small businesses who fall between the gap in schemes to support employees and the self-employed.
A Construction Industry Task Force has been assembled to coordinate industry response to COVID-19 and facilitate communication between the sector and Government.
Tarmac has launched an employee-led campaign to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and NHS and social care all over the country.
In its COVID-19 trading update, Great Portland Estates has revealed it is continuing regular payments to suppliers and has suspended activity on two of its three development sites.