Debt Advice for Employees

Christmas is a time for spoiling the ones we love, which can sometimes lead to overspending

With the Christmas holidays rapidly approaching we can sometimes spend a bit more than we can truthfully afford. This can lead to financial hardship and debt during the start of the next year. Being in demolition we have to be safety conscious in all of the work that we do. Saying this, physical injuries are not the only dangers out there that can affect our employees and in turn our business. Debt is one of the most common causes of stress, which can lead to mental illness if left unaddressed. That is why we have been in contact with one of the UK’s leading debt advice charities, Step Change. We have approached them to ask if they can send us some information that we can issue our employees across our sites and through the entire group on what they can do if they are struggling with debt.

The head of our HR department Sarah Clark said that “The financial wellbeing of all our staff, from the site workers up to the directors has an effect on the business. This is why at this time of year we are putting a hand out to the people that help build our business to see if they need any help or advice when it comes to debt” Sarah went on to say that, “If anyone working for us either directly or indirectly is affected with debt then I urge you to get in touch with us and we can point you towards some free advice on how to help. My team are always around to help you get the advice you need.”

Please don’t suffer in silence as there are options for everyone and for every situation.

 

Step Change offer free, impartial and confidential debt advice, tailored to your individual situation.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Wednesday 25th March

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening signalled the introduction of more stringent restrictions on us all and has specifically indicated that members of the public should only leave their home for very limited purposes. The message indicates that we should travel to and from work, only where this is absolutely necessary.

The management of the Downwell Group of companies which includes: Downwell Demolition, Inner City Environmental and Inner City Scaffolding has very carefully considered both the meaning and the spirit of the Prime Minister’s statement and whilst there has been some clarification from government subsequently that building sites could continue to operate, we came to the very clear decision yesterday that it was necessary for us, as a responsible contractor, to safely and securely close down our operational sites as soon as reasonably possible. Doing so will assist in maintaining the wellbeing of our customers, employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and the wider communities within which we build.

All sites have been closed down in a safe and secure manner and will remain closed until further notice.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the key workers on the frontline who are continiung working for the good of us all.