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|

Brexit: UK Economic Apocalypse Didn’t Happen

Two and a half months on from perhaps the most momentous vote taken in over 40 years, the British economy, despite apocalyptic predictions from almost all financial institutions, still stands strong. The much talked about economic collapse has not happened. So where are we now? Calm after initial jitters As expected, financial markets around the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:31+00:00September 4th, 2016|Categories: EU Referendum|

Elephants In The Room

In a continuation of the Brexit debate and the ramifications for our industry and the wider economy, MD of Deceuninck UK weighs in on the subject of price increases, house building and the wider economy. Stock markets generally have recovered their shock at voters’ decision to Brexit, but construction and housebuilder shares are in the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:31+00:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Brexit: Business As Usual For FIT Show Post Brexit Vote As Exhibition Looks To Build International Audience

As expected, as the days and weeks zip on by, and with the political landscape of the UK seemingly changing on a daily basis, business leaders from the UK fenestration sector are going to the market with statements and press releases explaining their position since the Brexit vote. The latest to add their comments to [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:35+00:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: EU Referendum|

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