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Price fixing? Decent fees are the real problem, warns RIBA

UKarchitects could still escape a rap for being 'anti-competitive', after trade and industry secretary Stephen Byers concentrated on the other professions implicated by the Office of Fair Trading report instead last week and the RIBA and RIAS mounted more defences of the indicative fee guides for clients. But both the institute and incorporation stressed that, far from coining it through fixing prices, most architects are fighting hard for adequate fees, with decent margins still a ...

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