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 for businesses
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
CLC - Construction Leadership Council
Site operating procedures
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

 OrganisationSupport 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 Fairs

Skill 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 council

Construction 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-19
support 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

Guidance for employees

OrganisationSupport 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

OrganisationSupport 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 business

Financial support advice from Welsh government
HMRC SSP - Employers
For Employers seeking advice on claimg SSP back for employees

Guidance for employees

OrganisationSupport type
Welsh Government
Work-based learning and apprentices guidance
HMRC SSP - for employees
For individuals who are on sick due to Covid-19
DWP- JCP All benefit claims
Any 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