Brexit briefing links

This selection of Brexit links offers insight into how leaving the EU could affect government, housing associations, development, and infrastructure, with a focus where possible on London-specific impacts.

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The Commons Library provides two briefings: one covering the impact on devolution, EU funds, EU laws, and finance; the other covering the impact across policy areas. /

Institute for Government summarises the impact on different governmental departments and the civil service.

PwC outlines the effects on the public sector and provides a list of top issues for the public sector to think about in light of the Brexit vote.

DFW encourages local authorities to ‘get to grips’ with the legal implications of leaving the EU and discusses how laws affecting boroughs may change in the future.

Property/real estate

M&G looks at implications for real estate and property investment, including possible impacts on the private rented sector and central London.

Jones Lang LaSalle reviews the impact across a wide range of property, including offices, industrial, and residential—as well as specific impacts to London. /


Lucy Pedrick from the National Housing Federation outlines four key themes housing associations are currently considering in response to uncertainties surrounding Brexit.

Social Housing suggests that housing associations undertake scenario planning and identify how Brexit could impact them.

National Housing Federation details how housing associations can assess the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts on their businesses.

Jules Birch gives a detailed review of the housing market impact and whether housing policies are sufficient if leaving the EU.

Savills considers how political, economic and financial uncertainty will impact the housing market and aspiring homeowners. Further analysis indicates that leaving the EU will not solve the housing crisis. The country will still need around 300,000 new homes each year and support from the government will be crucial.

Gabriel Star offers suggestions for housing associations on things to consider if they are reviewing business plans in light of the Brexit vote.

Jonathan Cox reports on how social housing and housing associations will be affected by leaving the EU in terms of financing, operations, and legal changes.

Infrastructure & development

Infrastructure Intelligence considers what Brexit could mean for infrastructure finance and urges local authorities and the infrastructure industry to ally and campaign for continued funding.

Arcadis looks at Brexit’s likely impact on development and construction, and offers suggestion for how the industry can adjust.

Simmons & Simmons covers potential impacts to planning laws and processes as well as infrastructure projects and funding.

KPMG examines how funding, procurement, and delivery of infrastructure—including transport, utilities, and ‘social infrastructure’—could be affected.

Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners reviews how uncertainty from the Brexit vote could impact local economic growth and development.

Private & third sector

Lewis Silkin investigates the legal implications of leaving the EU for businesses through the lenses of contracts, data protection, intellectual property rights, and employment.

Directory of Social Change provides detailed advice for how charities and community groups can respond to some of the challenges Brexit could bring.

Brexit microsites

Financial Times (requires subscription)

Inside Housing (requires subscription)

Planning Resource (requires subscription)

Simmons & Simmons