Government Pays Tribute to Manufacturing and Industry in the UK

covid19At this unprecedented time, the government has paid tribute to manufacturing and industry for the work being done to keep the UK economy going.

The government’s priority is saving lives and the advice is that, where possible, people should stay at home and work from home.

However, the country also needs industry’s support in keeping supply chains moving and key workers mobile, as well as to protect the economy as much as possible. The message is that every business has a role to play in helping to defeat coronavirus.

Manufacturing is a critical part of the UK economy and letters have been sent to clarify that there is no restriction on manufacturing continuing under the current rules. Guidelines from Public Health England has provided best practice advice on how this can be done safely.

At Hart Materials, every effort has been made to protect our employees. Office staff are all safely working from home and set up to handle customer enquiries and orders. To safeguard our warehouse team, we have adjusted our despatch service and adhere to stringent social distancing and handwashing measures.

The government is in regular contact with industry leaders and the Trade Associations representing businesses operating across the economy to monitor the effect of COVID-19 on industry and its workforce, and this close working is set to continue.

The RT Hon Alok Sharma MP and Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy states: “I am fully committed to continuing to engage through the coming days, weeks and beyond to ensure that we can support our manufacturing sectors.”

“I realise this will be challenging for you personally, but you are contributing to the resilience of our nation and I am grateful for the enormous efforts you are making in order to support the UK at this testing time.”

View letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy →

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