A major new survey on the impact of the Brexit vote on the building services engineering sector has been launched by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.
It is hoped that the survey will identify the key issues within the sector following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
The survey covers the likely implications of Brexit for the sector, including the UK government’s exit negotiations with Brussels.
The results will form a key part of the ECA, BESA and SELECT’s work with the government as it develops its negotiating position with Europe and establishes new approaches to domestic and international policy and legislation.
Rob Driscoll, director of commercial and legal at BESA, said:
“The referendum vote has created business uncertainty and knocked confidence just when the economy was showing signs of gradual recovery after the financial crash. However, there is a lot of misinformation and scaremongering out there – the UK is in danger of talking itself into a recession.
“It is vital, therefore, to gather good quality, accurate market intelligence at a time like this so businesses can make investment and recruitment decisions based on what is actually happening. We need to build up a picture of what Brexit could really mean for our sector and which issues most concern our members so that we can provide useful advice and guidance.”
Paul Reeve, director of business services at the ECA, added:
“The Prime Minister has famously said that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. She quickly added that the UK is going to ‘make a success of it’, and so it’s now up to our sector to help shape UK government policy and to identify the opportunities, and solutions to the challenges ahead.”
We would like to encourage building services contractors (ECA, BESA and SELECT members in particular) who read this blog to fill out the 12 question survey. It takes around 5 minutes to complete.
The survey runs until the 6th September and the results will be published in Autumn 2016.