EU Referendum

Sterling Falls To Seven Month Low

For those who keep an eye on currency movements and all other things business, you will know that Sterling versus the Dollar has hit a seven month low. This after reaching a new high above $1.43, the highest since the 2016 EU vote. It was that steady climb that helped keep inflation under relative [...]

By |2018-06-21T22:47:00+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: business, EU Referendum|

96% Say Brexit Has Affected Their Business

Not so long ago I wrote a post marking the one year anniversary until Brexit day, the day that the UK will officially start leaving the European Union. In that post I also included a poll, asking you whether Brexit had affected your business in any way. These are the results of the poll, [...]

By |2018-04-15T17:11:18+00:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

One Year Until Brexit Day

It is exactly 365 days to go until Britain officially leaves the European Union. That being said, there is now an implementation period that will mean we don't properly close the EU door behind us until December 2020. It is also one year to the day since Theresa May signed Article 50 and began [...]

By |2018-03-29T15:08:11+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

DGB Brexit: Joe Martoccia – We Might Just Make Brexit Work

I'm not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. It's good for certain things, but other platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been more useful to me. One feature I do like however is the ability to write longform posts on LinkedIn. A few in our industry use this rather than posting their thoughts in a [...]

By |2017-07-13T22:32:14+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: EU Referendum|

The B-Word Was Hardly Mentioned At The FIT Show This Year

You know that we're all tired of that B-word when it's hardly mentioned at the FIT Show just a few weeks back. In an exhibition which saw 10,000 unique visitors, I can't remember a single time where I heard the B-word mentioned either in conversation to me or in passing. I am of course [...]

By |2017-06-23T23:04:56+00:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

DGB Brexit: Article 50 Triggered Today

Brexit begins today. Finally. Nine months after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will finally trigger Article 50 today. The legislation that begins the process of a member-state to leave the political Union. On Tuesday evening it was announced that PM May had signed the 8 page letter [...]

By |2017-03-28T23:53:04+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: EU Referendum|

DGB Brexit: Article 50 Likely To Be Triggered On Tuesday

Several papers and media outlets this morning are reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May has scheduled in an important political announcement on Tuesday, with many speculating that this will be the formal triggering or Article 50, starting the official withdrawal process from the European Union. There is speculation that the Government will overturn the [...]

By |2017-03-11T15:10:07+00:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: EU Referendum|

Installers Will Demand Prices Fall, If Sterling Recovers

Sorry to bang the Brexit drum two days in a row, but this is an issue that is going to be big for the window and door industry as we get into the meat and drink of Brexit negotiations, due to start soon. In the second half of last year nearly every supplier implemented [...]

By |2017-03-07T22:18:24+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: business, double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

If Sterling Stays At This Level, UK Glazing Should Consider Investing In British

Since Sterling's drop after the Brexit vote, it has generally stayed within a range. It has swung just a few cents either way versus the Dollar, from around $1.20 to $1.25, and occasionally nudging above that. It's been a similar story with the Euro. However it was the initial drop from the $1.45 level [...]

By |2017-03-06T23:52:23+00:00March 6th, 2017|Categories: business, double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

May Set To Trigger Article 50 By March 9th

According to reports from The Times and Bloomberg this morning, Theresa May is to announce the triggering of Article 50 at an EU Summit in Malta on March 9th. That will be three weeks before her self-imposed deadline of the end of March. The Article 50 Bill, the legislation required for Parliament to enable [...]

By |2017-01-31T13:58:01+00:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: EU Referendum|

DGB Brexit: Govt Defeated In Supreme Court, Article 50 Bill By Thursday

At 9:30am on Tuesday 24th January, the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament had to be the body that officially gives permission to trigger Article 50, the process by which the UK formally notifies the EU of it's intention to leave and begins a two year period in which to reach a negotiated agreement. The [...]

By |2017-01-24T22:23:39+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: business, double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

DGB Brexit: May Speech Reveals Brexit Objectives

DGB Brexit: UK To Leave Customs Union And Parliament To Get A Vote Late on Tuesday morning Prime Minister Theresa May’s long awaited speech on her Brexit approach was unveiled. As is pretty much customary, much of the detail was “leaked” over the weekend and Monday. But was there any new news which was [...]

By |2017-01-17T23:28:54+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Brisant Reduces Prices Due To Steady Recovery In Sterling

In what I believe to be an industry first, Brisant, makers of the highly successful Ultion door cylinder, have announced that they are to reduce their prices by 2.5% due to the slight recovery in Sterling. In recent weeks the value of Sterling against the Dollar has risen steadily. A few weeks ago it [...]

By |2016-11-14T22:58:19+00:00November 14th, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Stop Talking Yourself Out Of Business!

A little over a week ago I published a post called "Sterling Falls Further, Why I'm Not Worried". It sparked a debate on Twitter that I perhaps had not expected to be so strong. There are still very strong feelings for many about Brexit, especially with the glazing industry's manufacturing sector as Sterling comes [...]

By |2016-10-30T15:00:28+00:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: business, EU Referendum, Personal column|

DGB Brexit: Sterling Falls Further, I’m Not Worried

The value of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro continues it's steady fall. It's not in free-fall, and it's still miles away from it's 1985 low of $1.08. The headlines in the media though have been hard to avoid. There is even a sense of panic. But rather than listen to media hype, which [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:27+00:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: EU Referendum|

PM May To Trigger Article 50 “Before End Of March 2017”

One of the biggest questions since the UK voted to leave the European Union is when will the process to leave actually begin? It's all down to something called Article 50. The part of the EU regulations that has to be enacted, or triggered, in order for a country to begin formal negotiations with the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:30+00:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: EU Referendum|