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Brexit referendum RIBA response

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has given its initial response to the result of the United Kingdom’s European Union (EU) referendum.

RIBA President Jane Duncan said:

“The RIBA is a global organisation that supports its members, validates schools of architecture and champions the importance of a quality built environment around the world. UK architecture talent is incredibly resilient and we will continue to ensure that our profession has a bright future, whatever the operating environment.

“Clearly there is uncertainty about the timescales and impact on a range of issues important to our industry including free movement in the EU for architects as well as students, trading and material sourcing, inward investment relationships, EU procurement rules and the effect on the construction sector if restrictions are placed on EU migration.

“In common with other UK businesses and organisations, the RIBA is assessing the short and longer term effect of the withdrawal on our members and the Institute and we will provide further guidance in due course.

“Most importantly, we will work with colleagues in industry and government to ensure that architects have a strong voice in the coming weeks, months and years.”

ENDS

  1. The RIBA’s initial reaction and summary of the key implications and actions following the Brexit vote is available here:
    https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Aboutus/Whoweare/BrexitBriefing.aspx
  2. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members www.architecture.com
  3. Follow us on Twitter for regular RIBA updates www.twitter.com/RIBA

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