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Last edited 21 Mar 2018
Architects' Brexit statement
- Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
- Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI).
- Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
- Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW).
- Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA).
The statement read:
The uncertainty caused by the result of the EU referendum in the UK could have a major impact on the construction industry across these islands and we know that some building projects have been put on hold. Restoring stability and confidence as a matter of urgency will enable us to maximise the opportunities presented by the UK’s new relationship with the EU and the rest of the world. It is our view that the free movement of people, goods and services throughout Europe is of paramount importance to the economic, social and environmental well-being of these islands. We call on the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as it negotiates the UK’s exit from the European Union, to protect free movement.
RIBA President Jane Duncan said:
"I would like to add that UK architecture is a resilient, flexible and innovative profession with a long and proud history. I’m confident that architects, along with our partners in the wider creative and construction industries, can help deliver strong economic growth for the UK during and after Brexit. As we look outwards to the world, we will continue our work with the UK government to address the challenges and support the opportunities that arise from Brexit, including pressing for continued free movement so vital for architects' practices in the UK and the EU, and mutual recognition of qualifications."
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