Home Office announces ‘exceptional talent’ visas for architects

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RIBA welcomes breakthrough in its Brexit lobbying to protect profession

The Home Office is to create a new bespoke visa category which will allow UK practices to retain and recruit architects of “exceptional” talent.

The news, announced today, was welcomed by the RIBA which said it had been working behind the scenes with the government to get the initiative approved.

The institute has repeatedly said that expected barriers to immigration once Britain leaves the EU were a major threat to the profession.

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