NCC speaks out on European Union referendum outcome

Do you feel we'll see more volatility across the caravan industry as a result of a Brexit?

by Joe Jeffrey

Caravan body weighs in on effects of Brexit on caravan industry

Trade body for the UK caravan industry, the National Caravan Council (NCC), has spoken to highlight the significant and fundamental impact the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have on the UK caravan industry.

A statement released by the NCC began: “The decision will clearly have implications for the UK caravan industry. However, given so much uncertainty and the fact that extraction negotiations with the EU are expected to be protracted, it is almost impossible to predict the threats and opportunities at this early stage.”

The NCC subsequently went on to highlight the expected issues a move out of the EU would have on the caravan industry as a whole, including:

– Standards and legislation, such as European Whole Vehicle Type Approval
– Inbound and outbound tourism
– Exporting and importing
– The supply of components and labour from the EU for use in both manufacturing and park operations”

However, with the above said, it is not yet clear what impact, if any, will be seen as the NCC went on to state.

“Of course, things will become clearer over the coming weeks and months, which will hopefully provide some clarity on the impact of the exit decision on the UK caravan industry and ongoing trading with remaining EU member countries.

“The referendum result was always for the British people to decide,” the NCC continued. “Accordingly, the NCC did not take a position and remained neutral in this debate. We represent a wide and diverse industry supply chain across four product sectors – from large corporates to sole traders. We always speak up in the interests of our members and our primary function will continue to be serving and representing the interests of all our members.”

What do you think of the NCC’s statement and what the impact of a Brexit will have across the caravanning industry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.