Brexit



Viv Sutherland: Transition Time – Why the UK’s construction sector can’t afford to take its eye off the clock

Morris & Spottiswood’s strategic development director, Viv Sutherland, argues that the Brexit Transition Period is of vital importance to the UK construction sector.

Published 20 February 2020

Don’t allow Brexit to undermine the construction industry, say trade bodies

Plumbing and heating professionals across the UK are calling on politicians to make room amid the Brexit tumult to focus on critical changes needed to create a resilient and sustainable construction sector.

Published 2 December 2019

Aberdein Considine: Scottish property market set to break 2018 record despite Brexit fears

The value of Scotland’s property market is on course to top £18 billion for the second consecutive year – despite rising homeowner anxiety over Brexit, according to new figures from Aberdein Considine.

Published 18 November 2019

Scottish commercial property market perceived to be in 'downturn phase'

The Brexit impasse is contributing to perceptions that Scotland's commercial property market is in the downturn phase of the property cycle, according to a new survey.

Published 31 October 2019

Barratt shrugs off concerns about political and economic uncertainty

Housebuilder Barratt Developments has moved to reassure investors it has the “resilience and flexibility” required to deal with the potential effects of Brexit. 

Published 17 October 2019

No-deal CPR guidance welcomed by SELECT

New advice that confirms how Construction Products Regulation (CPR) could be affected by a no-deal Brexit has been welcomed by Scotland’s largest trade association SELECT.

Published 9 October 2019

Construction employers call for ‘breathing space’ on post-Brexit visas

The UK government has been urged to relax its planned visa restrictions following the UK’s departure from the EU in favour of a flexible migration system for construction workers.

Published 3 October 2019

No-deal Brexit puts Scottish housing market at risk

Research from KPMG UK has revealed that house prices in Scotland risk a 6% drop if Britain leaves the EU without a deal at the end of next month.

Published 2 September 2019

Architect hiring confidence levels at lowest for almost two years

Architecture practices are showing a significant decrease in appetite to recruit permanent architectural staff, a new survey has revealed.

Published 23 August 2019

Scottish construction sector ‘losing patience’ with Brexit indecision

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned that the construction sector’s patience with Brexit-related indecision is wearing thin after its latest industry survey found that businesses are being forced to “proceed cautiously” through the uncertainty.

Published 18 July 2019

FMB sounds alarm bells for construction over no-deal Brexit

The UK construction sector could be subject to soaring material prices and lower workloads and enquiries as a result of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Published 3 July 2019

Scottish planners issue post-Brexit environmental standards warning

The Scottish Government’s proposed environmental watchdog must be strong enough to maintain high environmental standards after Brexit, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland.

Published 13 May 2019

Losing international workers post-Brexit will ‘hurt’ construction industry, says lawyer

A lawyer has urged employers to take steps to ensure they hold on to vital international staff post-Brexit.

Published 30 April 2019

Builders discuss planning and Brexit concerns with cabinet secretary

Senior representatives of Scotland’s home building industry have held face-to-face discussions with cabinet secretary for communities and local government Aileen Campbell MSP to discuss the importance of implementing an improved planning system in the midst of ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

Published 5 April 2019

NHS capital investment plan delayed due to Brexit uncertainty

The Scottish Government has put the brakes on a new capital investment plan for the NHS.

Published 3 April 2019