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What Brexit Means To Us

What Brexit Means To Us

So Brexit came on the 23/06/2016 and it seemed that most of the country reacted in shock and despaired at what the majority voted. There was protests, petitions and I even knew of a case where someone didn’t go to work because they were so affected by the decision. The pound fell, the FTSE fell and so did house prices by the close of business that day. It seemed Britain was not happy about entering the unknown territory of stepping away from the EU and the outcry seemed to be “if it isn’t broke, don’t try and fix it.”

Article 50
The current Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 at 12:30pm on March 29 2017. This means that Britain should leave the EU no later than April 2019. For the next two years, Britain will thrash out a deal for leaving the EU, a process that’s likely to be lengthy and complicated. Triggering Article 50 starts the clock running and after this period the treaties that govern membership no longer apply to Britain.
What It Means For Construction
We are told that of the 2.1 million construction workers, 12% come from abroad and that losing the ability to move around freely will mean a skills shortage. Also that 64% of building materials are imported from the EU and losing this trade will mean a hike in prices. So what does this all actually mean for Revive A Build providing a service for both commercial and residential sectors?! Nothing. For us it’s business as usual as we have core staff members that have been with us for years and we continue to bring apprentices through the ranks so there will be no staff shortages within our company. We also believe that with less materials being imported this will give a chance for British businesses to supply home grown goods and produce more revenue for Britain if we buy British backed resources. No country has ever left the EU before but I believe that Great Britain can make a success of this. The future may be daunting and uncertain but it’s not haunting and time to close the curtain!