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Since 1 January 2021, the UK has had a completely different relationship with the EU. New trade agreements and a new immigration system will change the way the UK architecture sector works.

Since the referendum in 2016, we have produced several research reports to show the value of the UK’s architecture sector and provided members and practices with guidance and resources to help navigate the changes. You can see some of this information below.

The Brexit transition period has now come to an end, and the UK is now no longer a member of the EU. Although a trade deal has been agreed, we will continue to lobby for the best outcome for architects who wish to work or study in the EU.

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We will be updating these pages regularly as we learn more. If you have any questions you would like us to address, please contact us.

Latest guidance

RIBA reports on Brexit

Powered by People (2019)

Powered by People gives a picture of the sector's international workforce, and sets out what is needed to ensure to immigration system supports rather than damages the UK's vital architecture sector.

Global by Design (2018)

Global by Design puts forward RIBA's recommendations for a Brexit that works for UK architecture.

Global Talent, Global Reach (2017)

Global Talent, Global Reach details the impact of Brexit on architecture exports and how the profession can continue to grow globally as Britain leaves the EU.

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