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Ian Salisbury

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  • Comment on: At a glance: government's proposed planning changes

    Ian Salisbury's comment 13 July, 2015 10:31 am

    You missed out what the RIBA President was reported in the Times to have said about the budget changes: "a significant step forward in tackling the economic damage to the UK’s competitiveness created by the housing crisis".

    Oh yes?

  • Comment on: RIBA and ARB ethical codes attacked

    Ian Salisbury's comment 2 July, 2015 10:51 am

    The real question is whether rules of any kind improve professionalism. The better remedy by anyone who has suffered at the hands of a professional person is to sue them.

    Why? Becasue all of the so-called regulators (apart from medical) suffer from the same shortcoming - the service they provide is under-funded and ineffective. Medical regulation is different - it has teeth becuase it can stop people practising. The rest are a waste of space and always will be.

  • Comment on: Historic England: 'We got it wrong over Hall McKnight's Strand plans'

    Ian Salisbury's comment 12 June, 2015 9:54 am

    We have less contrition over poor decisions these days. When it happens muck-raking should stop and everyone should move on. I wish there were more of this.

  • Comment on: ARB does it again: 1,824 architects kicked off register for non-payment

    Ian Salisbury's comment 7 January, 2015 5:35 pm

    It looks as though the ARB are within the law by throwing non-payers off (although that Act uses the word "may", so it's discretionary). But the fee that they charge for readmission (which freedom for applicants exists for a full calendar year) is defined as being a "further prescribed fee".

    Your report mentions a £20 fee and a £35 administration charge. I don't think they have the power to levy an administration charge, and they can only impose the £20 fee if it has been "prescribed", which I am sure it will have been. However, nothing can be "prescribed" except by rules (the Act, s.25), and the Arb cannot make up rules unless they "publish a draft of the rules and give those to whom the rules would be applicable an opportunity of making representations to the Board" (s.23).

    I don't remember being asked to make any such representation - can anyone else? And if they didn't ask then they must reinstate for no additional fee.

    Can't take this one up. I paid up at the last second.

  • Comment on: End of the road for RIBANet

    Ian Salisbury's comment 27 February, 2014 11:05 am

    Although RIBANet will go tomorrow it will be interesting to see how the RIBA deals with the knowledge base it contains, for there is a wealth of information in in. I suspect that being of the ether rather than in hard copy it will not recognise its value and all will be destroyed.

    Burning books comes to mind.

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