- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 17 Jan 2021
BSRIA calls for clarity following Brexit Article 50 High Court ruling
On 4 November 2016, the member-based association BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) called for clarity following the Brexit Article 50 High Court ruling.
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty sets out the process when an EU Member State decides to withdraw and notifies the European Council of its intention. The Union then reaches an agreement with that State, negotiating the arrangements for its withdrawal. The EU has said that negotiations about the terms of the UK’s exit cannot begin until Article 50 has been invoked.
However, on 3 November, uncertainty was cast on the timetable for Brexit after the government lost a High Court case challenging its right to trigger Article 50 without a vote in Parliament. The High Court ruled that Parliament alone has the power to activate Brexit.
Julia Evans, Chief Executive of BSRIA, said: “Back on Thursday 23rd June, the country voted and the decision was ‘out’. Today’s High Court ruling now adds a high level of uncertainty and ambiguity into the Brexit proceedings. What industry needs is clear leadership to bring economic confidence and stability forthwith as a plan of action.
“Much economic indecision had already been evident in the build up to the referendum which was detrimental to our industry. We do not need more.”
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Building Services Research and Information Association BSRIA.
- BSRIA articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Architects' Brexit statement.
- Brexit - the case for infrastructure.
- Brexit Topic Guide.
- BSRIA Brexit white paper.
- BSRIA response to Brexit speech.
- BSRIA response to Brexit white paper.
- HVAC and smart energy post-Brexit.
- Overcoming the challenges of Brexit.
- Post brexit, house building and construction remains a safe sustainable industry.
- Post-Brexit vision for construction.
- Triggering article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon.
- What does Brexit mean for construction?
Featured articles and news
Helping communities preserve and enhance historic environments.
Creating comfortable climates despite extreme temperatures.
Study examines how adjustable arrangements can succeed.
Government announces plans to improve accessibility.
Resource addresses pandemic-related NEC4 contract issues.
Incorporating EDI into the provision of fair access.
Government announces global innovation strategy.
An architectural biography. Book review.
The house where the future king of France lived.
The teacher, architectural technologist and mum offers her insights.
Careful planning needed as supply chain issues continue.
The sensitive conversion of a neglected Cornwall structure.