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Posted: 20 Nov. 2019,14:03 QUOTE

It's the uncertainty. I was at FutureScape at Sandown Park yesterday and many of the suppliers I spoke to said the same thing - orders are trickling in, keeping them ticking over, but there's a sense that no-one will commit to any sizable project until they know what happens to our relationship with Europe (and the rest of the world) and what flavour of idiots we have in Number 10.

On the labour front, it seems ironic that, given the number of Europeans, particularly the Eastern Types, coming to work in Britain has severely curtailed, why are so many men (and women) struggling to find suitable work?

Worryingly, I really don't think we'll wake up on December 13th with any clearer idea of what lies ahead.


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Posted: 15 Dec. 2019,20:17 QUOTE

Might see a 2020 bounce now? My work is mostly for myself so all depends if can buy myself another project and sell current one
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Posted: 25 Jan. 2020,18:45 QUOTE

Well if the first few weeks of January are anything to go by, we are in for another bumper year of trading - I've had some good jobs accept since we've gone back after Xmas, so much so, I think we are now full until May at least with a decent mix of work. I think the election and Brexit now sorted have brought consumer confidence back. Long may it continue!

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Posted: 26 Jan. 2020,15:04 QUOTE

its very flat in sunny Luton Dave,pretty much everyone I know is either sitting at home or doing small stuff, definite effect of people seeing what happens with brexit i think?
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Posted: 27 Jan. 2020,10:52 QUOTE

I know I'm not involved in contracting any longer but on the consultancy side of things this has been the busiest January I've ever known. I'm already working 7 day weeks and the Spring Rush hasn't even started yet!

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