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Sticky end

There’s red tape, but then there’s the ultra-crimson, unfathomable bureaucracy which appears to have little purpose other than to annoy, flabbergast and frustrate everyone involved. Believe it or not, the culprit is everyone’s favourite administrative powerhouse, the RIBA. To be absolutely accurate, Portland Place. Last week, the bijou but perfectly-formed Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects (LAWSA) innocently asked HQ whether it could have the names of all RIBA-registered ...

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