Brexit – the Impact on the Architecture Industry
Since the recent vote to leave the European Union, uncertainty has been felt throughout the UK, especially within the Architectural industry. Architects are fretting about future workloads, project delays and potential staff cuts since the decision was announced.
Although the Brexit news definitely poses a level of unknown throughout the industry, it seems that it is not all doom and gloom. In a move which will help reassure architects, a joint statement from the Cabinet Office, Foreign Office and Home Office stated: “When we do leave the EU, we fully expect that the legal status of the EU nations living in the UK, and that of UK nationals living in EU member states, will be properly protected.”
The government added that it “recognises and values the important contribution made by EU and other non-UK citizens who work, study and live in the UK.”
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have pledged that they will work with the industry and government to make sure architects have a strong voice over the coming weeks and months.
Since the vote, as a recruitment agency, we have not yet noticed a stump in roles, if you are looking for a change of career then Kelly Vidler, our expert consultant, states that “now is a good a time as ever to be looking for a new role, I have not seen any hiring freezes or had a decrease in roles”. If you would like a confidential chat with Kelly to discuss your options, please get in touch via 01489 774 010 or send your CV to [email protected].