Brexit impacts

Full coverage of property news and issues from the EU Referendum on 23 June.
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Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit speech: Property reacts

17 January 2017

The property industry has expressed concerns about skills shortages and a fall in office occupier demand, in response to Theresa May’s ‘Brexit speech’ in which she revealed that the UK will leave the single market.

Taylor Wimpey confident despite Brexit

14 November 2016

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has brushed aside fears over Brexit reporting the UK housing market remained resilient during the second half of the year.


​Persimmon reports increase in sales post-Brexit

2 November 2016

Persimmon has reported that trading over the summer weeks following the EU referendum was encouraging, with the number of customers visiting sites remaining well ahead of last year.


UK property values drop for third consecutive month

18 October 2016

UK commercial property values dropped in September, but at a slower pace than in July and August, suggesting concerns about the impact of Breixt are easing.


Housebuilders benefit from stock market surge

5 October 2016

The FTSE 100 almost hit an all-time high on Tuesday, rising above 7,000 points as the pound plunged to a new 31-year low against the dollar.


95% of banks still lending in UK post-Brexit vote

5 October 2016

The willingness to lend against UK commercial property will not be impacted by the result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, according to the latest instalment of the Cushman & Wakefield European Lending Trends report.

Pound coins

F&C NAV rises, but profit plummets

28 September 2016

F&C Real Estate Investments has revealed a net asset value total return of 7.5% for the year to 30 June, but has given a cautious assessment of the health of the property industry.

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Brexit London

Designer perspective: Brexit's creativity wake-up call

10 March 2017

Brexit has been a wake-up call for me and many other business people who deal in the commodities of creativity and innovation.

Dublin, Ireland

Green REIT eyes potential of Brexit-related office moves

24 February 2017

Green REIT is confident that the Dublin office market will benefit from Brexit as occupiers from London kick off searches for office space in the Irish capital.

Guy Montague-Jones

Retail funds need to be reformed to heal Brexit scars

17 February 2017

The scale of the redemptions from retail property funds in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum may be less than first thought.

Melanie Leech

Belief in Brexit is vital for confidence and growth

10 February 2017

Following up on the findings of our sentiment survey, I want to highlight some further details behind the British Property Federation’s Brexit position (27.01.17).

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EU Referendum Analysis

London skyline

City office market: banking Brexodus?

27 January 2017

In the run-up to the EU referendum last year, Britain’s biggest banking groups fired a series of warning shots. If the UK exits the single market and no longer has access to financial passporting rights afforded to the other EU member states, they would be forced to move workers overseas.


Trade associations outline Brexit lobbying priorities

27 January 2017

This week saw the launch of not one, not two, but three Brexit manifestos by the property industry.

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