RIBA responds to BREXIT

Nick Myall
Friday 24 Jun 2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects has issued a response to the result of the UK’s European Union (EU) referendum

The UK has voted 51.9% to 48.1% in favour of leaving the European Union.

Commenting on the UK’s vote, The Royal Institute of British Architects (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”

Nick Myall

News Editor

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