Business secretary praises construction industry
New business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has praised the construction sector in an open letter to the industry.
The letter states: “As the new Business Secretary, I would like to take this opportunity to restate the Government position, which is that firms and tradespeople in the construction sector and its supply chain, including merchants, suppliers and product manufacturers, should continue to operate during this national lockdown.
“I would also like to make it clear that where it is essential to travel or to stay in accommodation, whether to get to your work or for the purposes of carrying out your work, those in the industry are able to do so.
“It is vital that construction continues through these unsettling times and I want to reassure you that the Government values the crucial contribution your sector is making.”
Kwarteng was formerly construction minister, a role which was appointed to Anne-Marie Trevelyan last week.