Last edited 18 Nov 2020


Recommendations on the future regulation of the Building Control Sector and Profession in England, published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on behalf of the Future of Building Control Working Group in July 2020, defines grandfathering as: ‘The process by which Building Control Professionals practising under the current regulatory regime are automatically transferred and accepted onto a register.’

In November 2020, Plumbing and heating professionals in Scotland were warned that “Grandfather Rights” would soon not allow them to retain their Grading Card. They will have to attain an SVQ Level 3 Certificate or a City and Guilds Certificate in plumbing.

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