RIBA warns of slump in workloads as political chaos batters sector

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Architects’ confidence falls to lowest levels since 2009 financial crisis and first covid lockdown

RIBA has warned of an expected contraction in workloads in the coming months as a new survey found confidence among practices has plummeted to levels not seen since the first covid lockdown.

The slump would likely last until next year and a return to growth would be dependent on the UK’s response to the energy crisis,the institute said.

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