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Covid and Brexit have delayed developments across Sheffield, including the flagship Heart of the City 2 project.
The impacts of Brexit, the pandemic and the surging costs of materials are hampering some Nottinghamshire councils in delivering on their housing targets.
On Thursday 20 January 2022 at 12.30pm, ACE’s group for emerging professionals will explore the effects of Brexit on the construction industry, in a special webinar co-hosted by Ellie Eastwood and Harry Coates of legal experts Beale & Co.
The construction industry has warned the government that the exit from the European construction products certification system is causing severe problems across the sector.
Brexit and the pandemic has been blamed for the soaring cost of a new pedestrian bridge in Glasgow.
Restoration work on St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall has been hit by a hold-up in the delivery of specialist glassware from the continent.
Government told that lack of capacity to test products will hit supplies and disrupt building projects.
Sebastian Przetakowski, who has worked in the industry in the UK for almost two decades, said he is currently fully booked up until next year and has to turn down work because he can no longer find bricklayers and carpenters.
The ripple effects are being felt across a wide range of sectors, from farming and construction to retail.
A delayed multi-million pound bypass project partly paid for by EU funds has been hit by rising costs due to Brexit and the pandemic, councillors in Gwynedd have been told.
As the construction supply chain is crippled, homeowners' plans are falling by the wayside.
A council officer said projects where contracts are yet to be agreed are "more at risk" as councillors heard how 'increasing numbers of goods and services are proving challenging to procure'.
At gas stations, there’s fuel rationing and hours-long lineups. At the supermarket, there’s sometimes no milk or meat, and warnings that Christmas turkeys may be unavailable – along with Christmas trees and many popular toys. Building materials are so scarce that construction sites have shut down.
A local authority has revealed that it is struggling to deliver highways construction projects because of a shortage of engineers likened to the national haulier crisis.
A leading customs expert who predicted the truck driver shortage and issues causes by the sea border in the Irish Sea believe delayed bureaucratic customs laws will lead to meats, fruit and vegetables from the EU being too costly to import.
After six years and nearly £500,000, fears have been aired over the future of the Shotley pier restoration.
Kirklees council say the cost of the project has risen by £3m.
One port operator has had to demolish building work for new checks, while other crucial customs sites do not even have planning permission yet.
A new £1.5 million development in Newtown town centre is experiencing some delays as a result of Brexit and Covid, councillors were told.
UK high-end homebuilder Berkeley Group Holdings Plc said on Friday it was seeing construction cost inflation and was mindful of ongoing supply chain and labour market issues due to Brexit and the pandemic.
"Brexit is now causing builders to down tools due to soaring material costs. Brought to you from the same government who promise to 'Build back better’," political commentator Marina Purkiss said.
Brexit is being blamed for making the building of affordable homes on a Derbyshire housing site ‘unviable’.
Brexit is being blamed for making the building of affordable homes on a housing site near Kirkby unaffordable.
The end of the holiday season heralds the return to centre stage of a number of burning Brexit-related issues this autumn.