The survey, launched by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and leading Scottish electrical trade body SELECT, aims to identify the key issues within the sector following the UK’s landmark 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 referendum vote has created business uncertainty and knocked confidence just when the economy was showing signs of gradual recovery after the financial crash,” lamented Rob Driscoll, BESA’s director of commercial and legal. “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.”
Stressing the sector’s need to help shape UK government policy and to identify the opportunities, and solutions to the challenges ahead, Paul Reeve, director of business services at the ECA, said “This important survey will allow the BSE sector to identify its strong preferences or even red lines in the run up to eventual Brexit, and beyond. We will be actively representing members’ interests, but our message to government is that we are also a key provider of the solutions it will be looking for.”
The survey is open to all contractors in the BSE sector with the findings shared with member-firms and key stakeholders from across the industry.
The Brexit survey, which runs until September 6, can be accessed here.