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Brexit - keeping you informed

Update - Wednesday 17 April: Extension to the Article 50 negotiating period

A full update on the agreement to extend the Article 50 deadline including the impact on UK construction

Click herehttps://www.aps.org.uk/information-the-extension-the-article-50-negotiating-period 


Leaflet: preparing your business for leaving the EU

The government has prepared a leaflet with important information for businesses about leaving the European Union.  

The leaflet has live links to further information, so you may wish to read it on screen.  You can also download it and visit the section on gov.uk about leaving the EU on the right of this page.  


Send us your questions about Brexit

If you have any questions about Brexit, email them to us - use the box on the right-hand side of this page - and we'll do our best to find out for you. We'll email you with the answer and we'll post your question and the answer on this page so others can benefit. 

We won't post any of your details when we post your question and answer on this page.  You'll remain anonymous.  

Click here to send your questions or email them to: rosalind.grozier@aps.org.uk 



CITB warns of widening skills gap as job forecast rises.  In Construction News (you will need to be a subscriber)
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A third of EU construction workers will leave the EU.  In Construction News  (you will need to be a subscriber) 
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Barclays offer 'Brexit Clinics' to SMEs. In Construction News (you will need to be a subscriber)
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'Not for the first time, the UK construction industry faces a perfect storm...'
From Graham Watts, CEO, Construction Industry Council in Raconteur
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Powered by People: Building a Post-Brexit Immigration System for UK Architecture':
A major  research report from RIBA with a comprehensive picture of the sector's international workforce and sets out an immigration system which supports the UK's architecture sector
Read the report


Regulators, the HSE and the government

The HSE and Brexit: Visit

Government guidance on what happens if the UK leaves the EU with no deal: Visit

Withdrawal agreement and political declaration: Visit

Department for Exiting the European Union: Visit

Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy: Visit


Extension to the Article 50 negotiating period

Comprehensive information about the extension and implications for UK construction, correct at Wednesday 17 April 2019

Brexit and health, safety and substitute components

Our legal expert, Gillian Birkby, shares her thoughts on how Brexit may affect UK construction.

Read and download Preparing your business for leaving the EU

The leaflet has live links to more information so we recommend you read it on screen as well as print it out.