Brexit and Construction: What is the latest news?


Brexit and Construction: What is the latest news?

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I know that as a busy Construction, Commercial and Project Manager you don’t always have time to check the latest Brexit Construction news. With the clock ticking this blog provides a summary of three articles discussing the latest Brexit and Construction news.

Rob Ford Regional Director Thorn Baker ConstructionRob Ford, Regional Director Thorn Baker Construction

A lot has been in discussion over the past few months - do you have contingency plans in place for Trades, Labour and Professional staff on your sites? Could there be a positive in leaving the EU? Below is a quick round-up of the latest news that Construction Professionals like you (and my team) should know about this month.


  1. Arcadis has suggested that a ‘soft Brexit’ could boost UK Construction.  Will Waller, Arcadis’ Head of Market Intelligence, said “Readiness is key. By now many organisations will have post-Brexit contingency plans in place and these should continue to be reviewed and honed.’’. With a ‘Brexit bounce’ being predicted the Construction sector could see output reach 5% this year. Click here to read about how Arcadis predicted the Construction output hike.
  1. Andy Mitchell has written to Construction Minister Richard Harrington asking for him to fight for Construction as the deadline approaches. If you haven’t read about the letter, which Mitchell sent, looking at how the industry could cope with a no-deal Brexit click here now.
  1. Laing O’Rourke Group Finance Director Stewart McIntyre has said that Brexit has ‘no impact’ on UK construction. He has said that ‘Laing O’Rourke has analysed its current order book and pipeline and this review supports an assessment that, to date, a ‘no-deal Brexit’ would present minimal, if any, risk.’ Click here to read about his findings from the company’s 2018 financial review.


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