Brexit, architects and immigration


Source: Ivan Marc/

Richard Harrison gives the ACA’s perspective

Immigrant talent is generally very highly motivated in our industry because architecture is above all a creative skill.

Consultation on the government’s immigration white paper has just ended. The ACA has represented the architectural profession’s response with a measure of relief but also some concerns.

The main concern is that, currently, work visas are awarded for three years and can be renewed on a discretionary basis. We believe the proposed one-year visas are both impractical and a serious disincentive.

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