Posts tagged with ‘Brexit’

  • FETA welcomes government response to EAC report but believes more support is still required to reduce F-gas emissions

    By Debbie Eales on July 25, 2018
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on the UK’s progress on reducing F-gas emissions, but has highlighted areas where it believes greater effort can be made in tackling non-compliance. FETA was supportive of the EAC’s inquiry, which took a close look at how the challenge of F-gas […]
  • BSRIA Brexit survey 2018 results: consistency needed

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    A recent Brexit survey conducted among BSRIA members found almost 70 per cent of respondents believe that Brexit has had a negative impact on their business; and that half of those who contributed favour a Swiss model aka soft Brexit. When asked if the Brexit negotiations presented members’ businesses with opportunities in the last 18 months – 63 per cent […]
  • Construction industry is ‘facing challenges it has never seen before’ – Mark Farmer

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The construction industry faces a combination of challenges unlike anything it has survived before, according to Mark Farmer – the author of last year’s seminal ‘Modernise or Die’ report. He told the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference that an ageing workforce, poor productivity, rising consumer discontent prompted by poor quality new build housing, serious financial problems among Tier […]
  • Argus Fire defies Brexit with record orders

    By Debbie Eales on March 17, 2017
    Fire protection and detection specialist Argus Fire has recorded its best-ever start to a year, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The Stourbridge-based company has secured more than £5m worth of orders from major UK-wide organisations in one month and joined a list of the 50 fastest growing businesses in the Black Country, as compiled by global accountancy firm BDO. A […]
  • BSRIA launches Brexit Topic Guide

    By Debbie Eales on February 27, 2017
    BSRIA has launched a Brexit Topic Guide to cut through some of the smoke and mirrors surrounding Brexit. The guide offers quick facts and key issues on a myriad of need to know issues. These include: Impact of Brexit on the construction industry. Impact on skills and training. Labour and trade figures. What is Article 50 & the key issues […]
  • Purchasing attitudes remain intact post Brexit

    By Debbie Eales on February 15, 2017
    In a post-Brexit vote survey undertaken by manufacturer, Giacomini UK, 76% of those questioned said country of manufacture was an important factor when it came to purchasing. When asked if the country of origin was checked before purchasing building and HVAC supplies, just 19% said that they never check – which demonstrates the importance of a product’s origin when making […]
  • ECA poll finds increasing numbers of businesses see turnover rise following Brexit vote

    By Debbie Eales on November 7, 2016
    Over eight in 10 (80.1 per cent) electrical and building services engineering firms say turnover increased or stayed the same during the third quarter of 2016, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The findings cover the three months from July – September, the period almost immediately following the landmark vote this summer for the UK […]
  • BSRIA calls for clarity in Brexit Article 50 High Court ruling

    By Debbie Eales on November 7, 2016
    BSRIA has responded to this month’s High Court ruling that parliament alone has the power to activate Brexit – casting uncertainty on the timetable for leaving the EU. The government lost a High Court case challenging its right to trigger Article 50 without a vote in Parliament. However, Government said it would appeal at the Supreme Court and was still […]
  • Construction defies Brexit pessimism in Q3 but costs are a growing threat

    By Debbie Eales on November 7, 2016
    The Construction Product Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey shows that the construction industry grew for a fourteenth consecutive quarter in Q3. Firms across all areas of construction reported an increase in activity, including building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers and product manufacturers. Indicators of future growth weakened, however, and activity may be severely hindered by inflationary pressures caused by […]
  • FETA calls for a balanced approach to BREXIT

    By Debbie Eales on October 5, 2016
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is calling on the Government to think carefully about any potential changes to agreed policies, regulations or directives, following the vote to leave the EU. The industry body strongly believes that trade associations can help to retain links to important groups within Europe, channelling information on product standards or potential changes to regulations. […]