ILP calls on Boris Johnson to protect infrastructure projects in COVID-19 crisis

The Institution of Lighting Professionals has written to the Prime Minister about the current COVID-19 crisis.  The ILP Chief Executive, Tracey White, has asked Boris Johnson to help ensure that work is maintained on infrastructure projects.

She assured him that the construction sector is acting responsibly to maintain public safety. In her letter, she pointed out that it is better placed to do so than many others.

Her letter says that,

“In view of the grave crisis facing the health of the nation, and concerns for our long-term economic future, many businesses and local authorities concerned with infrastructure are looking to your leadership to help people keep working safely when possible and maintaining economic activity…

“Construction industry work is predominantly conducted outside where there is less chance of transmitting the COVID-19 virus. With much of the general population self-isolating and working from home, the roads and transport networks will be relatively quiet allowing closures, traffic management, etc to be undertaken without undue disruption.

“Businesses also need a raft of measures to keep them going, including deferring some tax payments, and enabling them to keep paying everyone in the supply chain”.

The letter is fully supportive of the representations being made to Government by the Construction Leadership Council and others.

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