A real time example of Brexit; Client considering tendering a scheme in January 2019. Normally, a fixed price tender held open for 2 months or more, followed by construction period of approximately 9 months.

How do we expect building contractors to consider the effects of currency fluctuations, inflation and other external factors?

Yes, we can ask and push risk onto contractor, but is that fair to sub-contractors? and ultimately expensive to client !

Discussion to be held in January 2019 as to way forward or not!

These clients are 2nd line of spending, behind 1st line consumers and shoppers which is stalling in bricks and mortar store and online.