Commenting on the recent decision to further delay a decision on airport expansion in the South East, Association for Consultancy and Engineering chief executive, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE said:
"Today’s news is a big disappointment. After the recent Brexit vote, the climate of uncertainty in the UK economy needs to be addressed with decisiveness and lasting stability rather than further delays to an expansion of airport capacity in the London and the South East. The announcement today does little to reassure the construction supply chain that the pipeline of exciting projects touted by this government will remain intact.
"Most of all, this symbolises a missed opportunity for the UK to orientate itself as an outward-looking, competitive country at a time when those credentials are in doubt internationally. ACE remains committed to expanding the UK’s capacity across transport and energy and will continue to work collaboratively with government to deliver the critical infrastructure the UK needs."