Information to support construction businesses during Coronavirus shutdown

CITB is compiling a database with a range of useful information and links designed to help employers during the crisis.

It signposts you to links with information / updates which are relevant in different areas and across the UK as a whole.

We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Support across the UK

Guidance for employers

Organisation

Support type

Build UK

Guidance about Coronavirus, site operating procedures, face coverings and links to other useful resources.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Support for businesses

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Guidance for employers and businesses

HMRC

SSP - Employers

ACAS - Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Advice for employers and employees

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Financial support for businesses

Construction Index

Guide to social distancing

HSE - Health and Safety Executive

Information and advice from HSE

British Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance

FSB - Federation of self-employed and small businesses

Advice and guidance

National Cyber Security

How to make sure your organisation is prepared for home working

Financial Conduct Authority

Insurance policy guidance

HMRC

Tax helpline

Companies House

Support if you are delayed in filing accounts

British Business Bank

Business interruption loan scheme

ACAS

Advisory webinars for employers

Guidance for employees

Organisation

Support type

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Guidance for employees

Universal Credit

Guidance for claiming benefits

GOV.UK

All benefit claims

HMRC

SSP - Employees

NHS Online

Advice and guidance

GOV.UK

Advice for mental wellbeing

Financial support and guidance

 Organisation

Support type

Money Advice Service

General advice for inidivduals re sick pay/benefits/travel

Step Change

Debt charity

Support for mental health and wellbeing

 Organisation

Support type

The Lighthouse Club

Charity supporting the construction industry, which includes help and support for workers and families

The charity also runs the Construction Industry Helpline. Visit the Helpline website or call them on 0345 605 1956

Building Mental Health

Provides information and initiatives about mental health led by industry experts. Visit the Building Mental Health website

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Visit the Samaritans website or call 116 123

Support in England

Support for employers

Organisation

Support type

GOV.UK

Business Support Helpline - 0300 456 3565

Business Growth Hub

Resources and guidance

Public Health England

Posters for employers to display (pdf format)

Serco

Skills support for the workforce

Rainy Day trust

Support for those in home improvement industry

Support for employees

Organisation

Support type

Department for Education

Guidance for Apprenticeships

Institute for Apprenticeships

Response to COVID-19

Citizens Advice

Advice and guidance support line

Regional support across England

Organisation

Support area

Barnsley Enterprise

Advice and guidance

Berkshire Business Hub

Advice and guidance from the Berkshire business hub

Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance from Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Black Country Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from Black Country LEP

Cheshire and Warrington LEP

Advice and guidance

Cheshire East Council

Advice and guidance

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Advice and guidance

Cornwall

 

Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub

Cornwall Council - Information about Coronavirus

 

Cumbria LEP

Business and economic response and recovery group to support businesses in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council

Latest local information from Cumbria council

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance from Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

Dorset Local Enterprise Parnership

Coronavirus response from Dorset LEP

Eastleigh Borough Council

Coronavirus support from Eastleigh Borough Council

Fareham Borough Council

Coronavirus support from Fareham Borough Council

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub 

Information and advice for businesses from Enterprise M3

GFirst LEP

Coronavirus updates from the Gloucestershire LEP

Gosport Borough Council

Advice and support from Gosport Borough Council

Greater Birmingham and Solihull

Guidance for businesses and the workplace in GBS LEP

Greater Lincolnshire Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from Business Lincolnshire

Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Advice and guidance from Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Advice and guidance from GMCA

Greater Manchester Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from GMLEP

Hampshire County Council

Advice and support from Business Hampshire

Havant Borough Council

Business support and advice from Havant Borough Council

Heart of the South West

Heart of the South West Growth Hub - COVID-19 support for business Heart of the South West LEP - Virtual Career FairsSkill Up Somerset - Coronavirus information Somerset County Council - Coronavirus advice

Hereford Council

Advice and guidance from Hereford council

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce

Advice for Business in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire

Humber LEP

Coronavirus business support from Humber LEP

Isle of Wight

Business advice from Isle of Wight councilConstruction industry response in Isle of Wight through AvailableWight

Knowsley Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance from Knowsley Chamber

Lancashire Business Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from Lancashire Boost

Lancashire County Council

Advice and guidance from Lancashire County Council

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Advice and guidance from the LEP

Leicester and Leicestershire Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from Business Gateway

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance from Lincolnshire Chamber

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance Liverpool Chamber

Liverpool City Region

Advice and guidance from Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Region Growth Platform

Advice and guidance from Growth Platform website

Liverpool Local Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from Liverpool Growth Hub

London Government

Mayor of London's Construction Academy Hubs

London Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from the London Growth Hub

The Marches Growth Hub

Advice and guidance for The Marches LEP

New Forest District Council

Support for businesses from New Forest District Council

North East Growth Hub

Advice and guidance from North East Growth Hub

Northern Railway

Key Worker Timetables

Oxfordshire LEP

Oxford LEP - Coronavirus news and information

Plymouth City Council

Advice and guidance from Plymouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council

Business advice and grants information from Portsmouth City Council

Salford City Council

Advice and guidance from Salford

Sheffield City Region

Advice and guidance from Sheffield City Region

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance from Shropshire Chamber

Solent LEP

Coronavirus support hub

Southampton City Council

Information for businesses from Southampton City Council

Staffordshire County Council

Coronavirus support for business

Stoke City Council

Business support during Coronavirus

Stoke and Staffordshire Growth Hub

COVID-19 businesss support information

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP

Coronavirus business support

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Coronavirus business support from TVCA

Telford Council

Advice and guidance from Telford Council

Test Valley Borough Council

Coronavirus advice for businesses

Warrington Borough Council

Advice and guidance from Warrington Borough Council

West of England Combined Authority

Supporting the West of England through coronavirus  West of England Growth Hub - COVID-19support for businesses Bristol City Council - Coronavirus information for businesses South Gloucestershire Council - Information for businesses and employers Bath and North East Somerset Council - Coronavirus inofrmation and advice

Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Advice and guidance from Wirral Chamber

Wolverhampton Council

Advice and guidance from Wolverhampton Council Advice for job seekers

Worcestershire County Council

Covid-19 Guidance for Worcestershire

Worcestershire LEP

Support for businesses in Worcestershire  LEP

Wye Forest District Council

Small business support for Wye Forest

York and North Yorkshire LEP

Support and advice from YNY LEP Coronavirus advice from YNY Growth Hub

Scotland

Guidance for employers

Organisation

Support type

Scottish Government

Advice for businesses from Scottish Government

Scottish Government

General Covid-19 Advice

Collectve advice and guidance from a group of Scottish construction bodies;

Construction Industry Corona Virus Forum (CICV)

Guidance for employees

Organisation

Support type

Skills Development Scotland

Information for Apprenticeships and training provision in Scotland

Partnerships for Continuing Employment (PACE)

Redundancy support in Scotland

Citizens Advice

Advice and guidance from CAB Scotland

Wales

Guidance for employers

Organisation

Support type

GOV.UK

Business advice and guidance for Wales

Business Wales

Business advice and guidance from Business Wales

Development Bank of Wales

Loan and equity financing for Welsh business

Welsh Government

COVID-19 support for Welsh businessFinancial support advice from Welsh government

HMRC

SSP - EmployersFor Employers seeking advice on claimg SSP back for employees

Guidance for employees

Organisation

Support type

Welsh Government

Work-based learning and apprentices guidance

HMRC

SSP - for employeesFor individuals who are on sick due to Covid-19

DWP- JCP

All benefit claimsAny claimants who have ceased employment due to laid off or redundancy they will need to claim Universal Credit. This claim will cover all benefits including Income based Employment and Support Allownace (ESA) Iincome Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit.

Careers Wales

Details of ReAct funding for redundancy

Citizens Advice

Advice and guidance support from Citizens Advice