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Construction in the age of COVID-19

Duration: April 2020

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 2020.

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.

The second webinar 'Help for the self-employed in the age of coronavirus' was held on 15 April 2020.

The second in this series of webinars, focusing on the self-employed and freelance workers and was led by Charles Homan of UHY Hacker Young.

The session is able to watch back in full here.

The third webinar 'Construction's Recovery from the Age of Coronavirus' was held on 23 April 2020.

Led by Alasdair Reisner CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association, speakers will discuss what needs to be done to ease construction’s recovery from the current crisis.

The session is able to watch back in full here.

The fourth webinar 'Mental Health and Wellbeing' was held on 27 April 2020.

Acclaimed construction coach, Maria Coulter BEM, chair of the CIC Diversity and Inclusion Panel, led a webinar on the vital topic of mental health and wellbeing.

The session is able to watch back in full here.