Harvey Lawrence was out and about in Manchester this week, a market we have operated in for almost 20 years. Our roots are in Manchester, it is where our business began and is an area that has always been at the top of our agenda. With an ever-growing population, Manchester is planning to add more than 200,000 new homes by 2037, adding to the increasing demand for Housing profess-ionals. By 2025, the city’s population is estimated to rise to 644,100 – allowing more room for growth in the years to come. Last year, 2569 residential units were delivered - the highest level in 12 years. Manchester's development pipeline suggests 2020 will deliver the most homes in nearly 20 years: Source: Deloitte Crane Survey Earlier this year, Manchester’s construction boom wasn’t just pushing the skyline to new limits – the number of live sites exceeded those of both Los Angeles and Chicago! Sarah Harvey remembers moving to the city in 1993, where she led the development of the Northern region for a global recruitment brand. It seems that Manchester is a non-stop metropolis of construction - It's vibrant, exciting and we love working in this market! Here's what Manchester's projected future skyline could look like in 2025: If you are job hunting in Manchester, click HERE or If you are looking for staff in the North West, click HERE. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn now!
Brexit: What will ‘no-deal’ mean for the UK?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists there are ‘no circumstances’ in which he will delay Brexit beyond the October 31st deadline. A no-deal Brexit would see the UK leave the European Union (EU) without a withdrawal agreement in place. There would also be no agreement regarding the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Here, we take a look at the possible effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal: Trade: The UK would revert to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules on trade The UK would no longer be bound by EU rules, but would face the EU’s external tariffs The price of imported goods in shops could rise Some British-made products may be rejected by the EU Manufacturers could shift operations to the EU Immigration: The UK would be free to govern its own rules on immigration by EU nationals The EU could in turn control immigration for Britons Potential delays at borders due to heightened passport/custom checks Laws: Where there are no replacements, relevant EU laws would be transferred to Britain’s lawbook The UK would no longer have to adhere to the European Court of Justice The UK would still be bound to the European Court of Human Rights (Non-EU body) Financials: The Government would not have to pay the annual £13 billion to the EU budget. The UK would lose out on certain EU subsidies Reports link a no-deal scenario to an increase in public borrowing Irish border: The border issue between Northern Ireland and the Republic would remain unsolved The possible creation of a cross-border body to monitor and regulate trade across the Irish border Both the UK and EU refuse to back down on the backstop issue While many of us may be tired of the never-ending Brexit monotony, it’s important we know (roughly!) what to expect. Nobody is entirely sure what Brexit will entail for businesses, travellers & our currency – due to the fact no independent country has ever left the European Union. Previously, only member territories (Greenland, Saint Barthélemy and French Algeria) have left the EU. So… what could a no-deal Brexit mean for you? "We are leaving on October 31st, no ifs or buts" Amidst the cacophony of protests against Boris Johnson's Parliament shutdown, the Tory leader announced plans to call a general election on October 14th - if a no-deal Brexit is blocked by MPs. MPs win vote to take control of commons MPs seeking to avoid a no-deal Brexit cleared a major hurdle after voting 328-301 in favour of seizing control of the parliamentary agenda. Could this be Brexit's most important week? Join in the conversation with Harvey Lawrence over on our social channels! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or contact us now to discuss your recruitment needs.