RIBA: Immigration white paper 'a disaster' for architecture

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New rules will lock out young overseas talent, warns chief executive

The RIBA has slated the government’s immigration white paper, saying the £30,000 salary test would be a disaster for the profession.

Banning anyone earning less than the threshold would lock out talented international architects at the start of their careers, said chief executive Alan Vallance.

He vowed the institute would do everything it could to make ministers “see sense” over the issue.

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