Saturday19 August 2017

Election 2017 leaders

Snap election poll: Who gets your vote?

12 May 17

With just 27 days left till polling day, Building is running a reader poll to find out about the industry’s views of the main parties and how it intends to vote

In depth

Eugenie Bliah

How Brexit got personal

23 Jun 17

The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

The European parliament building in Brussels

Brexit and construction law: Changing times

23 Jun 17

One year on from the EU referendum, nobody knows how a post-Brexit world will look

Latest Brexit news

Patrick Flaherty

Aecom boss: Brexit is causing worker ‘exodus’

4 May 17

Patrick Flaherty backs investment in off-site manufacturing amid predicted skills shortages

Houses of Parliament

Election is ‘chance for a better Brexit’

20 Apr 17

Industry leaders urge construction to make the case for a better Brexit during forthcoming election campaign

Building Better Brexit

Building a Better Brexit campaign backers top 100

6 Apr 17

Law firm Taylor Wessing and consultant McBains Cooper among latest to support our campaign

Gavin Barwell

Brexit won’t delay housing reform, says Barwell

3 Apr 17

Housing minister outlines ways of speeding up delivery of white paper measures


Heathrow unveils £650m extra spend as Brexit starting gun fired

30 Mar 17

Shareholders say cash boost is ‘major signal of confidence’ in UK

Theresa May

Brexit begins: Divorce must be 'catalyst for positive change', says industry

29 Mar 17

Sector leaders urge industry to capitalise on EU withdrawal - despite potential for short term ‘havoc’


Aecom and JLL join Better Brexit campaign

29 Mar 17

Support for Building campaign grows as Brexit process set to begin today

Building a better Brexit campaign logo

Capita and Ramboll join industry support for Building a Better Brexit

22 Mar 17

Support grows for Building campaign as Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50

Theresa May

May to trigger Article 50 next Wednesday

20 Mar 17

Date confirmed as Building a Better Brexit campaign steps up

Theresa May

Industry backs campaign to forge better Brexit deal

17 Mar 17

Building a Better Brexit manifesto includes demands for government action and pledges for industry reform

London skyline

Brexit impacts Arcadis' UK building revenues

16 Feb 17

The consultant also saw writedown from legacy claims against Hyder

Marvin Rees

Brexit puts Bristol housing plans at risk, says mayor

15 Feb 17

Marvin Rees says lack of EU construction workers and competition from Hinkley is ‘major challenge’


Industry says EU labour is vital to keep it going after Brexit

10 Feb 17

Over 2,000 survey responses show free movement of workers and freedom from trade tariffs are priorities

Make yourself heard

Last chance to take Building's Brexit survey

31 Jan 17

More than 2,000 readers respond to survey asking for views on the best Brexit deal for construction

London skyline

QSs: Brexit volatility to fuel price rises and project delays

26 Jan 17

Cost consultants predict tender price inflation will slow this year and bottom out in 2018

London skyline

May must boost confidence, warns BPF

25 Jan 17

British Property Federation calls on government to act quickly to reduce Brexit uncertainty

Palace of Westminster

Brexit judgment: Article 50 needs act of parliament

24 Jan 17

Government will seek approval of MPs and peers before end of March deadline


Brexit fallout could delay Hinkley, warns EDF

24 Jan 17

French energy giant fears EU exit could lead to labour shortages and cost overruns

Theresa May

Construction leaders: Act to stop bad EU deal for industry

19 Jan 17

Lord Stunell, Mace and the RIBA warn of pitfalls of flawed deal for building sector as May outlines ‘hard’ Brexit plans

Union Jack and EU flag in front of Palace of Westminster

Construction professionals fear poor deal on Brexit

11 Jan 17

Two thirds of poll respondents say they are not confident in the likely outcome of the government’s negotiations


Brexit calm – but worst is still to come, warn top consultants

16 Sep 16

UK’s biggest consultants say impact of vote to leave EU won’t be felt until spring next year

Commercial Office Towers

Half of industry professionals have lost work post-Brexit vote

8 Sep 16

Building’s exclusive survey shows 49% in construction have had jobs postponed or cancelled since referendum

David Thomas

Barratt gets back to 'business as usual' after Brexit vote

7 Sep 16

Housebuilder latest to report strong selling in weeks after referendum

Leaders of the UK and Irish architectural institutes at their meeting in Belfast

Architects urge government to protect freedom of movement at all costs

1 Aug 16

Presidents of five architecture institutes issue joint statement on Brexit

Traffic on a motorway

Infrastructure growth 'grinds to a halt' since Brexit vote

26 Jul 16

CECA survey shows workloads have flatlined in the second quarter of this year

Earls Court

Brexit cuts 14% off value of Earls Court

26 Jul 16

Capco revises down value of 7,500-home west London scheme


Balfour warns Brexit could threaten Crossrail 2 and Tube upgrades

21 Jul 16

Contractor also warns Brexit could delay HS2 and Hinkley Point C

White Chapel Building

Derwent signs up tenants despite Brexit

19 Jul 16

Developer said it has pre-let central London office space to three customers after the Brexit vote

John Armitt

Armitt sets up Brexit response team

14 Jul 16

ICE president Sir John Armitt sets up group to help Brexit negotiators get “best possible deal” on infrastructure

David Thomas

Barratt 'raises a red flag' post-Brexit vote

13 Jul 16

Housebuilder cools on development plans, but expects to post 20% rise in pre-tax profit for last year

Woman on site

Government reassures firms over EU workers

12 Jul 16

Government “fully expects” legal status of EU nationals in UK to be “properly protected” post-Brexit


Construction growth prospects downgraded again by Experian

11 Jul 16

Experian publishes chastening set of forecasts - before it’s even estimated likely impact of Brexit

A wind farm

Siemens puts new UK wind power on hold after Brexit vote

7 Jul 16

Engineering company’s UK boss says new plans will be frozen until EU-UK trading relationship is clarified

Leadenhall Make

Mace £400m City job pauses for pre-let

6 Jul 16

Post-Brexit uncertainty throws another scheme into question

Mark Carney

Brexit threatens London commercial jobs

6 Jul 16

Schemes in doubt include 40 Leadenhall and 22 Bishopsgate, as investors reconsider their stakes in property and development

In depth

The European parliament building in Brussels

Brexit and construction law: Changing times

23 Jun 17

One year on from the EU referendum, nobody knows how a post-Brexit world will look


‘Projects won’t be delivered’

22 Jun 17

With the industry dependent on EU workers, major restrictions on immigration as part of a ‘hard Brexit’ could be disastrous


Under a cloud

21 Jun 17

Commercial development in the City has had the shadow of Brexit looming over it for a year now

housing pic

Housing: The forgotten crisis

28 Apr 17

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

Election 2017 leaders

The Brexit election

26 Apr 17

Before the parties nail down their manifestos, we take a look at what construction might expect from June’s vote


Eugenie Bliah

How Brexit got personal

23 Jun 17

The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

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Dave Rogers

The government isn’t doing enough to prevent a mass exodus of EU workers

4 Jul 17

Brexit could be a spark for an exodus of EU construction workers and the government doesn’t seem to have a plan

Andrew Stunell

Listening mode

23 Jun 17

For construction to have a chance of getting the best out of Brexit, it needs to convince the government to listen to it

Richard McCarthy

What we can do for Brexit

21 Jun 17

The best way to bolster the UK’s negotiating position in Brexit is to have a strong and growing economy. The construction industry needs pull together to show the government how it can help that to happen

Jack Pringle

Housing: Great shakes

23 May 17

If you look hard enough, something positive has come out of this turbulent world politics and frenzy of electioneering

Sarah Richardson

The Brexit election: Beating the drum

28 Apr 17

A large majority would give the Conservative more freedom in the Brexit negotiations but how would they use it? And are they listening to construction’s concerns?

Chloe McCulloch

Snap election: Construction’s chance

21 Apr 17

The general election is a chance for the industry to make its case to politicians of all parties

Sarah Richardson

Our work cut out

31 Mar 17

Labour saving technology might stem the skills shortage, but it’s unlikely to be introduced quickly

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Small world

29 Mar 17

London - a global city with top-calibre international architectural staff - is about to feel the effect of Article 50 and all that follows. Can the profession maintain standards in a newly constrained landscape?

Sarah Richardson

Building's manifesto for a better Brexit

17 Mar 17

Our campaign for a better Brexit deal for the industry features eight key demands

Sarah Richardson

Moving away from Starter Homes is a big step

16 Feb 17

The government’s switch to supporting housing associations shows policy is heading in the right direction, but construction needs more support in the face of Brexit


Why have EU workers' pensions become a tax target?

13 Feb 17

HMRC must lift its block on French and Italians in the UK transferring their pension pots tax free, or risk losing the benefits their professional expertise brings to construction

Chloe McCulloch

The results are in

10 Feb 17

Our exclusive survey shows the industry would prefer a ‘soft Brexit’ with as little disruption to the status quo as possible

Eugene Sayers

Scientific thinking

8 Feb 17

The UK’s world-class science facilities and thriving community are vital to the construction industry and the economy as a whole, writes Eugene Sayers, so it is important that the sector is supported through the changes Brexit brings

Andrew Stunell

Construction must not be left out

19 Jan 17

Theresa May’s speech on Brexit has done little to reassure construction that the government understands the industry’s concerns, says Andrew Stunell

Sarah Richardson

What kind of Brexit?

19 Jan 17

Building is calling on our readers to complete our survey about your priorities for the sector in the negotiations ahead

Sarah Richardson

Make Brexit work for us

6 Jan 17

Building is starting 2017 by launching a campaign to secure a fair deal for construction from Brexit

Nick Cullen

The other single market

8 Nov 16

The UK relies heavily on the single electricity market, let’s hope Brexit doesn’t disrupt this vital trade with European networks


The darling buds of May

7 Oct 16

Theresa May’s Brexit announcement provides clarity but raises concerns

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Glass half full

29 Sep 16

We may have made a grave mistake in leaving the EU, but little can be achieved by dwelling on a bad hand. Perhaps we can do ‘Apple in Ireland’ incentive schemes: tax breaks, transport links and a Plymouth port that looks like Singapore


Brexit: The slow burn

8 Sep 16

Exclusive research by Building shows the construction industry may be slowing down faster than we think after the Brexit vote

Sadie Morgan

Embracing uncertainty in the wake of Brexit

10 Aug 16

We mustn’t let cynicism guide our response to the result of the EU referendum. Let’s stay positive and use the uncertainty of Brexit to create new opportunities

Steve Denniss

What has Europe ever done for rail?

2 Aug 16

Britain stands to gain massively from Europe’s Digital Railway Programme, we shouldn’t let Brexit de-rail us

Chris Tinker

Getting back on track

27 Jul 16

The vote to leave the EU triggered a loss in investor and buyer confidence. While there has been some recovery, sentiment remains cautious and both developers and the government must look to support housing delivery in uncertain times

Jack Pringle

Negotiating a post-Brexit position

20 Jul 16

The British economy could well slip into recession as a result of the decision to leave the EU - and negotiating a benign post-Brexit position will take years. We have no option but to choose the best model and make a good fist of it

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