The EU Referendum

A statement by the Institute of Groundsmanship

The People of Britain and Northern Ireland have voted and we now have to deal with the outcome of the majority decision to leave the European Union. Of course, there will be change ahead - and there will be reviews of various kinds.  We can expect to be affected by financial decisions, by Government, its agencies and by the Banks.  We will discuss the impact on our sector both within the IOG and with our wide and diverse membership, as well as with other sector bodies and representatives.  The uncertainty that currently pervades this vote is a natural outcome of the Referendum result.  There will be a long list of issues, including employment rights, EU funding in general, representational lobbying and our position and influence to do so. Within the IOG, in the days and weeks ahead though, we will remain ‘open for business’.  The IOG will look to support our members  as much as it can. We will provide updates on matters arising given this new and ever changing political landscape, combined with the new place in Europe, as well as globally, that Britain and Northern Ireland wakes up to post the EU Referendum result.