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RIBA responds to Prime Minister’s statement on future UK-EU trade deal

04 February 2020

The RIBA has responded to the Prime Minister’s written statement to Parliament on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

RIBA CEO, Alan Vallance, said:

“I am pleased to see the Prime Minister identify Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) as a priority for the future trade deal between the UK and EU.

As the RIBA and the Architects Council of Europe have made clear, MRPQ is essential for the sector to grow and without it, UK and EU architecture practices will struggle to recruit the talent they need.

Until the European Commission and UK Government agree tangible details however, architects remain unable to plan for the future. The RIBA will continue to make the case for MRPQ as a trade deal is finalised."


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