RIBA: Architecture 'in peril' without drastic immigration reforms

RIBA's 66 Portland Place headquarters

Institute issues blueprint for post-Brexit immigration

The RIBA is calling on the government to make “drastic” reforms to the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system, as a survey found 86% of architects think access to international talent is essential.

The institute released a 30-page report today – Powered by People – arguing the £4.8bn sector is in jeopardy and making 18 recommendations to ministers.

These include sharing responsibility for immigration between the Home Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with a minister for immigration attending cabinet as well as increasing the availability of visas. (See box below for all 18.)

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