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RIBA responds to Spending Review

04 September 2019

RIBA Chief Executive Alan Vallance said:

“While an increase in spending is welcome, there’s a long way to go to reverse the damage a decade of cuts has had on the built environment. The RIBA has consistently raised concerns about the loss of skills in local government, as well as the continued exclusion of SMEs from public sector work. Under-resourced local authority planning departments have slowed the development of new housing and prompted a crisis in building quality.

With significant warnings about the impact of Brexit uncertainty on the economy, particularly in a no deal scenario, an agreement on the way forward is vital.”

Notes to editors:

1. For further press information contact Emily.Stallard@riba.org +44 (0) 20 7307 3813

2. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates

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