I agree with Industry Professional's comment.
Furthermore some Employers are using the Furloughing scheme to make reduncies at no cost to themselves what so ever. Some Practices gave notice to Employees in early June so that the month notice was fully paid from public funds, before the employer had to start making a contribution in August. The scheme was established as job protection, not as a means of prematurity facilitating redundancy. The industry and society would be better off without the existence of such rogue practices. HMRC needs to pursue feral Practices for fraud, and the ARB & RIBA pursue those responsible for breaching Codes Conduct and abusing Chartered Practice status. Our Students & Architects deserve better.
It remains unexplained what motivated an institutional apparatchik to take it upon themselves to ask personally invasive questions on what is a private matter? Also, why was the President's role and duties assumed by the non elected non architect salaried CEO rather than an elected RIBA member of Council or that of the second place contender in the RIBA Presidency elections? In tandem with recent constitutional changes to RIBA Board, this demonstrates the stark disconnect from its fee paying membership.
Comment on: The RIBA desperately needs a credible figurehead
How is it possible that the journalist has supposedly been awarded an MBE for 'services to architectural journalism'? Who nominated the journalist for this, and upon what basis? The article is a shameful deformation of character without evidential basis. In these extreme challenging times the journalist seems not
to have learned anything about the value of humanity and respect.
Practices abusing public funds to use Furlough payments not as they are intended as job retention, but instead to use the payments to cover the cost of making staff redundant without any cost to the Practice. This fraudulent activity is a disgrace for any business, but especially so when done by RIBA Chartered Practices, which supposedly operate under a Code of Conduct. They should be identified to HMRC, ARB, RIBA and struck off.
Comment on: ‘First we storm the building, then we take back the asylum’: Allford slams ‘irrelevant’ RIBA
Indeed, or Joseph Heller's Catch 22; 'SNAFU'.