According to the UK government Office of National Statistics, UK population grew by 538,000 in 2017. That is what we know about. That does not take into account the shift in skills or ethnicity. That makes Brexit an irrelevant diversion.
The Lilliputian antics of our elected politicians and the incompetence of the Civil Service in controlling the population growth will have fundamental and possibly catastrophic effects on everything from housing to Health Service, from skills supply to Welfare Services. In my own field, the possible contribution of recycling wastes to farmed land will, inevitably, get buried in a sea of regulation.
Where is the leadership? Read chapter 1 at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reversing-Global-Warming-Profit-environmentally/dp/1904312810 and write to your MP asking for meaningful, urgent action.
Bill Butterworth, Land Research Ltd, 5 July 2017