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Site operating procedures for protecting your workforce during coronavirus (Covid-19)

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) guidance introduces consistent measures on construction sites of all types and sizes in line with the Government's recommendations on social distancing, and ensures employers and individuals make every effort to comply.


New Environment Bill - Biodiversity net gain (England)

In October 2019 the government introduced the new Environment Bill and announced it would mandate 10% net gains for biodiversity for most construction projects. The government will work with stakeholders to provide clear guidance and help them understand what will be required of them and when.

Wales health at work partnership is launched

Two of the biggest health issues facing Wales' working population are wellbeing and mental health, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The Wales health at work partnership (WHWP), a coalition of organisations committed to improving workplace health and wellbeing in Wales, has been set up to help address these issues.

25 year environment plan

The government's policy document: A green future: our 25 year plan to improve the environment sets out goals for improving the environment, including reducing the risk of harm from environmental hazards; using resources from nature more sustainably and efficiently; and enhancing beauty, heritage and engagement with the natural environment.

Invasive non-native species

More than a million volunteers are needed to tackle the spread of invasive non-native species in the UK, MPs say.