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Information to support construction businesses during Coronavirus shutdown

CITB's database has 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

Guidance for employers UK

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

Guidance for employees UK

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

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

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

Support for employers England

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

Support for employees England

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

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-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

Guidance for employers Scotland

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

Guidance for employees Scotland

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

Guidance for employers Wales

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 business Financial support advice from Welsh government 

HMRC

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

Guidance for employees

Guidance for employees Wales

Organisation

Support 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