Right now, the post-Brexit world may seem a very distant problem. It is business as usual; today’s land acquisition, tomorrow’s planning application.
But the property industry must always be long-term in its thinking and planning. Completely new industry structures, standards and regimes will have to be created which will affect the property sector for decades to come.
- On planning, what process will replace the cumbersome requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, and is there an opportunity to streamline the process so that we can speed up the planning system for larger development projects
- On public sector bids, what might replace the overly bureaucratic OJEU process, and how can the new UK system be more streamlined and efficient?
- On immigration, how should the new UK immigration system work to ensure that the property sector will still be able to recruit both the skilled and unskilled workers it needs from abroad to supplement its existing British workforce?
These are but three of the most obvious challenges. And right now, Government has no solutions to them and the myriad of other post-Brexit challenges. But it is open and welcoming to industry’s ideas, suggestions and advice.
So this is precisely the time for serious players in the property industry to think long-term and come forward to shape the new laws and regulations under which we will operate for the decades ahead.
Our Brexit Team is working with industry players right now on exactly these issues across the residential, retail, commercial, energy, waste and minerals sectors, working to shape the future.
If you have any questions about how we can help your business prepare for the post-Brexit world, or would like to find out more about the Brexit process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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