Flexible working hours begin
Contractors can apply for extended site working hours to help staff comply with social distancing measures and implement staggered start and finish times.
The new Business and Planning Bill, which is expected to be passed today (29 June), allows local authorities 14 days to rule on extended working hours applications. They have been advised not to refuse applications to extend working hours until 9pm, Monday to Saturday.
Any extended working hours can remain in place until next April.
If councils fail to meet the 14-day deadline, applications will be deemed to have been passed.