According to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) market survey, ‘anecdotal evidence from respondents suggests that uncertainty regarding Brexit is weighing on investment decisions, alongside the political turmoil generated from last month’s general election.’
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The British Chambers of Commerce revealed interviewed 7,700 businesses across the U.K. and found both manufacturing and services indicated “static growth,” with fewer businesses expecting the price of their goods to increase and fewer attempting to recruit workers.
A quarter of UK companies surveyed in new research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development were concerned that a system that required EU migrants to have a job offer before moving would have a negative impact on them.
The British Property Federation (BPF) has warned that government efforts to address the housing crisis will falter if strict post-Brexit immigration controls result in fewer construction workers coming to the UK.
A survey of 2,111 supply chain managers found that 32% of UK businesses who work with suppliers on the continent are actively looking for alternative suppliers based in the UK as a response to the referendum. Businesses within the EU are even more advanced in their preparations.
The EU bank funding Theresa May’s flagship “Midlands engine” project is to make it tougher for large British infrastructure projects and City of London investors to access its multimillion-pound loans in light of the continuing uncertainty caused by Brexit.