The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 24 January 2019) responded to the government’s latest guidance on the system for recognising EU qualified architects in the UK in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
RIBA Chief Executive, Alan Vallance said, “Ensuring that EU qualified architects can continue to practice in the UK post-Brexit has been a priority concern for the architecture sector. I welcome the news that they will be able to register in much the same way as they do now should there be a no-deal situation.
However, although this guidance provides some much-needed clarity, it will do little to allay the deep feelings of uncertainty in the industry and beyond at the threat of a no-deal Brexit. RIBA research shows that many international architects are not feeling confident about their future in the UK, and there has been a drop in the number of new EU entrants registering here.
The RIBA will continue to call on the government to do everything they can to prevent further damage from uncertainty and the threat of a no-deal situation. In the meantime, we urge architects and practices to read our no-deal guidance and prepare for every eventuality.”
See here for RIBA’s guidance on the government’s technical notices.
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