The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Construction in the age of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CIC introduced a free webinar series to offer guidance and clarity to its members and to the wider industry. Each webinar discusses the biggest issues facing the construction industry, with the opportunity to ask the experts questions.

The first webinar, 'The impact of coronavirus on jobs in construction and the built environment' was held on 8 April.

It covered all aspects of paid employment in the construction industry during the age of the coronavirus, including the Job Retention Scheme, Furloughing and the Workforce Exchange Programme.  Speakers included Hannah Vickers, CEO of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (the author of the CLC Job Retention Guidance); Steve Corbett, Head of Client Solutions at Capita Resourcing, who is managing the Government’s Workforce Exchange Programme; together with experts from UHY Hacker Young and Beale & Co who gave a view from the accountancy and legal professions.

The session is able to watch back in full here.