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Build UK members report 86% of infrastructure and construction sites now open

Build UK contractor members have conveyed that 86% of infrastructure and construction sites are now open in England and Wales, up from 82% last week.

Output has increased to 75%, with London slightly behind at 68%.

Members that include housing in their portfolios revealed that 67% of housing sites in England and Wales are open, with output at 65% — a stark improvement from only 29% four weeks ago.

In Scotland, however, only 19% of projects are said to be running, with output at 22%.

The organisation said its contractor members are beginning to bring workers back from furlough, and stated that, this week, on average, 22% of their workforce are now furloughed, down from 30% four weeks ago.

From 26th May, large businesses will be able to borrow up to £200m through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme after the government increased the maximum loan size from £50m.

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