Whether you agree with the results of the referendum or not, a democracy has won, and the vote is in. We could wax lyrical about the negative aspects, and what this means for Britain, but what’s done is done and so we decided to focus on the positives.
Our inbox has been flooded with quotes from industry leaders and so we’ve filtered these by picking out only those that spread a positive message (it wasn’t easy).
Shake off the doom and gloom and find some sunshine behind the clouds, as no matter how sad you are, you can’t change the fact we’re out – you did all you could.
Here are some positive quotes about the Brexit and aspects of life after Brexit that should force a smile or two:
This one from LCP Property:
Prior to the referendum, sterling had already been driven to lows not seen since the Global Credit Squeeze, with USD denominated investors enjoying discounts of almost 1/5, cancelling out the recent unwelcome increases in UK property taxes.
It is also worth noting that the EU has played only a limited role in attracting international capital to the London property market, with only 12% of buyers coming from Europe according to LCP’s research. In the unlikely event of a wholesale withdrawal of European buyers, there will be very little net effect on the market.
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
“The British people’s vote to leave the EU is a momentous turning point in our history. The country has spoken and it’s for us all to listen.
“Many businesses will be concerned and need time to assess the implications. But they are used to dealing with challenge and change and we should be confident they will adapt.
“The urgent priority now is to reassure the markets. We need strong and calm leadership from the Government, working with the Bank of England, to shore up confidence and stability in the economy.
“The choices we make over the coming months will affect generations to come. This is not a time for rushed decisions.
“The CBI will be consulting its members and business is committed to working with Government to shape the best possible conditions for future prosperity.”
Following the results Phil Foster, MD of Love Energy Savings has shared his views on what this decision will mean to business owners and ways they can ensure to keep business costs down.
The alternative view is that the Brexit will actually improve recruitment options for UK businesses. There is a very real possibility that the UK may now introduce a points-based system, such as that used in Australia, which could result in us welcoming in higher quality candidates.
The ability of the UK to allow in more migrants from outside of the EU, without exceeding any immigration quota, will also be something to keep an eye on. By no longer having to give preference to EU workers, opportunities open up for those coming to the UK from India, China and beyond.
This is surely great news for those seeking STEM candidates.
Daniel Reilly, co-founder at Ruler Analytics, a visitor level marketing analytics and call tracking solution provider, said:
We certainly don’t think this change will affect the ability to recruit skilled labour from abroad, nor do we believe this will cause a shortage of jobs within a constantly developing and evolving market place. We are a serviced-based financial economy, which is driven by a great infrastructure of both education and training, and this has allowed us to be at the forefront of digital, and will continue to do so for many years to come.”