Despite the ongoing challenges of a global pandemic, all of the Group's operations remain open and are actively trading. Since the beginning of 2021, the Government has confirmed that construction and housebuilding activities should continue during the latest COVID-19 lockdown, allowing Henry Boot to carry on, in line with COVID-secure guidelines, delivering a high-quality service to its customers and the communities in which it operates.

These remain unprecedented times, and we will remain committed to the welfare of our people as we serve all our stakeholders. We do not underestimate the trading challenges we will face in the short term, but Henry Boot continues to be in a strong position to deliver for the long term.

For further information please view our year end trading update Trading Update.