Il settore edilizio, su cui tanto ha puntato il governo, ha iniziato a registrare momenti di stallo, dovuti all'incertezza creata dall'imminente referendum per il "Brexit". Allo stallo ha contribuito anche la difficoltà di reperire finanziamenti e forza lavoro.
Despite huge government commitment to the sector, the construction industry has seen a slowdown in confidence and workload in the last three months. A poll by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors found that the the level of construction work in the private housing sector is rising at the slowest pace since 2013. The survey pointed to some anecdotal evidence of building starts being postponed due to the pending EU referendum. Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, said that he “cannot discount the climate of uncertainty caused by the forthcoming EU referendum. Financial constraints, labour shortages and planning delays contributed to the slowdown, with 59pc of those surveyed saying that a lack of bricklayers and quantity surveyors were significant barriers to growth.