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Lobbying the government for support on key issues

The Suffolk Joint Construction Committee (SJCC) has been working hard on behalf of the local construction industry.

Video conferences have taken place with the committee - which is made up of representatives from the main construction professions - to discuss the challenges being faced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The MP for Ipswich, Tom Hunt, took part in one of the meetings and listened to the concerns. He has now written a letter to the Government’s Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi MP.

The four points he has raised include establishing: clear guidance about sites being open or closed, a government stance on breach of contract for late delivery of contracts, proper access to the correct PPE to enable sites to reopen safely, and finally, that public sector projects in the pipeline will not be cancelled or delayed.

Darren Webb, current chair of the SJCC commented. “The SJCC committee is working together in the interests of the Suffolk construction industry and we will continue to do so as we work through this challenging time.”

Written by Sue Wilcock with quotes by SJCC committee members for an Article in the East Anglia Daily Times. Click here for the full article

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