December’s finally here, and shortly we’ll all be migrating down to our local polling stations to have our say in 2019’s General Election. It’s shocking to think that this time last year we were all preparing for the changes March would bring following our departure from the EU. Yet, fast forward an entire year, and there appears to have been little movement surrounding Brexit and its associated uncertainties (give or take a new Prime Minister).
In a battle of the parties, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn went head to head in November in an evening that saw the pair clash over an answer-dodging debate surrounding Brexit. With any luck, 2020 will put an end to the monotony of Brexit scaremongering and discussions of deals, no-deals, impacts on the industry and Parliamentary squabbles.
To conclude the political shenanigans of the year, we’ve talked to The RIBA’s President, Alan Jones, about the concerns he has for the industry post-Brexit. Read up on his thoughts on page 26.
Elsewhere in this month’s issue, we’re tackling the housing crisis in our own way with a forum on the house-building industry. Here, we’ve talked to leading suppliers within the sector for their top tips to help advance today’s developments. Turn to page 28 to find out more.
Finally, on behalf of FC&A’s publishing house, Cross Platform Media, I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I hope you enjoy this issue. Don’t forget, you can also access all of the magazine’s features, product news and supplier information on FC&A’s user-friendly and engaging website. Fully responsive, the website allows you to read all the latest stories on-the-go either on your phone or tablet. Simply search www.fca-magazine.com.