Posted: 1st June
The General Election is now behind us and, with the Conservative Government still at the helm, there is little change to industry forecasts. Whilst the Tories’ agenda is definitely driven by austerity measures, the short and medium term remains optimistic in most of our sectors.
Our attention politically will now focus on the Government’s drive to introduce devolution, giving greater degree of control on expenditure to Local Authorities. This should generate a considerable increase in housing and infrastructure projects and potentially healthcare and facilities for voters will be high on local Agendas. Let’s keep an eye on what happens with the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ in this respect!
Closer to home we have just completed our year end with the usual hive of activity this brings! I am extremely pleased with the performance of all our offices this year – a combination of really hard work and increasingly buoyant markets!