RIBA President, Simon Allford, said:
"This latest twist in the Truss reign was vital to stabilise ongoing market turbulence. But ongoing uncertainty knocks business confidence and this stymies growth.
Our forthcoming September Future Trends Survey highlights the stark finding that – outside of lockdown - architects are now more pessimistic about future workloads than at any time since the financial crisis of 2009. What next is the big question? We must invest in retrofitting our existing housing stock, build more homes and regulate for more sustainable, low-carbon development, which is essential for carbon and the economy."
Notes to editors:
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