Brexit uncertainty in construction: how to maintain your career

| January 8, 2018

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As we head into 2018, only one factor of the economy is certain – our uncertainty about the implications of Brexit is making a significant impact on the UK construction industry. General optimism in the industry has been at its most subdued since mid-2013, while the latest estimates from the Office of National Statistics suggest that construction output contracted 0.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017, having shrunk by 0.3 percent in the previous three months.

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