Brexit papers confirm ‘no deal’ would be devastating for UK, says Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire

RIBA president hits out at government’s latest advice

The government’s “no deal” Brexit guidance proves crashing out of the EU would be “devastating” for UK businesses, the RIBA president has said.

Ben Derbyshire said the profession was depending on the government and Europe to “provide real leadership” – and he demanded an “absolute commitment” that mutual recognition of qualifications would continue.

He was responding to the first of a series of technical notices published by the government on what businesses should expect in the event of a no deal Brexit. The notices, which each cover a different topic, will be published gradually over the next month.

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