Hertfordshire, England: The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has issued a statement commenting on the issue of Britain’s exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU), stating that the exit “does immediately create a period of uncertainty for the UK economy and the facilities management services that supply it”.
Ray Perry, Chief Executive at BIFM, has called the the decision of the EU referendum a “historic” one, the full impact of which will be not be known for years to come. He said that the government and supporting organisations must get a handle on the ongoing situation, “putting partisan politics aside”, and lead the country through any short-term volatility in order to regain a market that is stronger and more stable.
He said: “The negotiation period, when Article 50 is invoked, provides an opportunity for our members to understand, adjust to and make the most of the new environment that this decision will create. Our immediate priority is to canvas the views of our members and the profession, to understand their position. Doing so will provide us with clear and valid data to be able to respond and support those operating within the sector.”