Brexit Negotiations

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has historically not taken a position whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union, reflecting the diverse viewpoints of our members on this issue. 

In the past, we have warned of our concerns about the potential impact a no-deal Brexit might have on the wider economy.

The construction sector is traditionally among those hardest hit in times of economic challenges, and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is amongst the most challenging faced by the British economy during peacetime.

We therefore call on the UK Government to do everything it can to protect our sector, which contributed £117 billion to the UK economy in 2018, and which supports over two million jobs.

As negotiations between the UK and the European Union near their culmination, it has become clear that an outcome of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit is a distinct possibility. For this reason we would like to remind CECA members that they may find CECA guidance on the various outcomes of the negotiations of use, as well as the various resources on the Construction Leadership Council’s website.