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Building resilience in the UK Construction Industry in the run up to Brexit

With Brexit related challenges likely to further affect costs and cause a slow-down, Arcadis has set out a ‘five-point plan’ to build resilience into the industry and ensure businesses are prepared for whatever outcomes may emerge from the negotiations with the EU.

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UK construction market view autumn

Engagement with the wider supply chain and contingency planning will help manage Brexit related risks in the months ahead.

The construction industry is gearing up for an uncertainty in the run up to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The in-depth quarterly market review by Arcadis shows that although construction activity remains stable with increasing signs of tempering tender pricing, cost inflation remains stubbornly high at around 5 per cent, further threatening already narrow margins in the supply chain.  Looking ahead, it is likely that the exposure to Brexit related challenges may further affect cost inflation and lead to a slowdown in construction activity.

Preparing for Brexit – the ‘five-point plan’


With political tensions high in Westminster and Brussels around the shape of a final deal, Arcadis has set out a ‘five-point plan’ to build resilience into the construction industry and ensure businesses are prepared for whatever outcomes may emerge from the negotiations with the EU. The plan focuses on key issues ranging from engaging closely with the wider supply change to checking for ‘Brexit clauses’ in contracts.

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