Less than 12% of companies presently resident within the UK’s fire safety sector believe that Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) will positively affect their business in the coming months and years. This is one of the central findings of a thorough survey conducted by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) on Friday 24 June, the day after the Referendum vote was concluded.
The survey polled FIA members’ views on the EU Referendum result. There were 179 responses from businesses across the UK who exhibited a strong opinion on the uncertainty of the future of the UK as a whole, and what might happen next for organisations.
“The immediate uncertainty appears to have already had the effect of delaying investment decisions, which will of course impact on construction and other projects,” suggested one interviewee.