Heather Jameson 29 November 2018

Brexit will not halt economic growth, says Walkley

Brexit will not halt economic growth, says Walkley image

Economic growth will not grind to a halt when we leave the European Union, chief executive of Homes England Nick Walkley has predicted.

In an exclusive interview with The MJ, Mr Walkley said the skills crisis surrounding Brexit has been the focus of the press, but ‘the real headline Brexit implications are about investment’.

‘All development requires significant capital input and sourcing that is a real challenge,’ he said. ‘We do a lot of work with DIT [Department for International Trade] identifying potential investors to support schemes and that work’s going to have to continue, almost irrespective of what the Brexit deal is.’

While foreign investors ask questions about Brexit, he said they were simply trying to understand what it means in ‘in no sense equals the withdrawal of interest in the UK Market’.

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