How the construction industry is affected by the recent Election

A period of uncertainty is always common following a time of political change. Unfortunately, this impacts all trades and the avoidance of risk leads to a slowdown. The construction industry is impacted undesirably as many of the major players wait for the air to clear and try and avoid risk.

Although an agreement between the Conservative party and the DUP has been put into place, there is a huge list of priorities with the Brexit negotiations taking the top. Unfortunately, this means the housing policy has lowered on the list for the minority government. Commendations put forward in February’s Housing White Paper will remain mainly non-legislative, overseen by the sixth Minister for Housing and Planning since 2010, Alok Sharma, as Gavin Barwell lost his seat during the election.

As it stands this situation is not ideal and makes the government’s target of building 1 million new homes by 2020 look fairly far-reaching. With little impetus from Whitehall there is for many a sense of stillness across the sector. However, regardless of the current economic and political climate, FDS will continue to provide best in class systems. Our mantra is to provide the highest standards of fire safety in close alignment with the commercial objectives of our clients’.

Making customers our main priority has seen our projects portfolio continue to expand. Our dedication to ensuring we focus on developing and delivering the best standards is one reason why FDS is the fire system safety provider of choice for many of the UK’s largest contractors and developers.

If you would like to find out why we are the safety provider of choice, contact us by emailing or call +44 (0)1322 387411.

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