COVID-19 - News Update

Network Rail, The Scottish Government and Cabinet Office News

Network Rail has committed to pay its suppliers immediately, or as close to immediately as possible, following approval of the payment ledger, with the expectation that subsequent payments flow down the supply chain.  More details here.

The Scottish Government has issued guidance for the construction sector. It comes into effect immediately - 6 April 2020 - and extends until further notice.  The guidance will be reviewed in three weeks time.

Cabinet Office has issued Guidance Notes for Construction Contracts - Procurement Policy Note 02/20.  The purpose of these guidance notes is to support contracting authorities in how they implement PPN 02/20 under existing works contracts to provide contractual relief to at risk suppliers (and their supply chain) who have been affected by COVID-19.