Comment on: Why on earth does the ARB continue to exist?
Paul Finch looks at ARB from the outside and provides objective opinion. Those on the inside who "enjoy" protection of title should perhaps examine more closely (and more objectively) why they think they need it.
I am an insider, and therefore subjective myself. But I am only so because I am trapped by the coercion of the statutory monopoly. Would I were free to comment with Paul's estimable disinterest!
For Robert Wakeham - LOL !
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".
Comment on: RIBA and ARB ethical codes attacked
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.
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.