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UK-based manufacturers reliant on the CE marking to show compliance with key EU safety and quality standards will have to switch to new branding for domestic testing should no-deal be reached on Brexit.
The government has published its Draft Environment Bill that is intended to enforce national commitments to protect the natural environment upon the country’s exit from the EU.
“Earth shattering” amendments that will dramatically reshape building safety standards and how they are enforced should not be expected during the course of 2019, the chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has said.
Despite continued uncertainty over how Brexit will impact trade, regulations and the construction supply should it go ahead as scheduled at the end of this month, the UK HVAC industry must undergo significant change to adapt to a changing global market place.
The government has announced it will be delaying the introduction of a new process for receiving VAT payments by twelve months following concerns from the construction sector about introducing the changes.
All candidates standing to become the next UK’s prime minister have been warned by manufacturers of the unsustainable financial burden facing key industries from a no-deal Brexit.
Manufacturers in the HVAC sector said they have had to invest heavily in warehousing and logistics arrangements in the event that they need to either import components or export finished product after exiting the EU with no deal in place.
Establishing a statutory ‘Construction Improvement Authority’ for the UK is among drastic changes needed to address significant failings in standards across the HVAC sector.
Delaying the UK’s exit from the EU until April has failed to address industry fears over the significant potential damage to the building services sector from a ‘no deal’ Brexit, a major manufacturer’s association has warned.
SNIPEF, BESA and the SEC Group have joined with other construction bodies to urge government to defer the introduction of VAT reforms until 2020 over fears about further market uncertainty.