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RIBA responds to Brexit White Paper

RIBA responds to the Government’s publication of the Brexit White Paper

12 July 2018

Today, 12 July 2018, the UK Government published the much-anticipated Brexit White Paper.

RIBA Chief Executive Alan Vallance says, “With just nine months remaining until the UK leaves the European Union, the RIBA are pleased that the Government has finally published its long called-for Brexit White Paper.

We welcome the proposals for continued Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications for architects – a measure that has been consistently highlighted as a top priority for the sector. However, the White Paper concedes that the UK and EU “will not have current levels of access to each other’s markets” and the Government must, as a priority, spell out what the trade-offs will be.

The announcement made today will count for little unless the Government delivers an agreement with the EU that furthers UK architecture’s global reputation for quality, innovation and high standards and ensures a secure post-Brexit future for our profession.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. For further press information contact Elise Neve at Elise.Neve@riba.org or +44 (0)20 7307 3761

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 http://www.twitter.com/RIBA

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