The RIBA has issued advice to architects about how to proceed in the event of a no-deal Brexit
With negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union reaching a head, the institute has set out guidance to practices on what to do if an agreement can’t be reached. The RIBA says architects should be prepared for, among other things, issues with visas, supply chains and accounting.
Big name architects including Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, David Chipperfield, Alison Brooks and Cindy Walters last month signed an open letter warning of the risks to the profession from Brexit.
And in September the RIBA branded a key post-Brexit migration policy report as ‘extremely worrying’ for the architecture sector.
Now it has issued advice for post-EU life on topics such as trading with countries within the EU, moving within the Schengen Area, replacing lost funding streams, bidding for public work in Europe, and protecting data and intellectual property.
The advice includes: ‘Familiarise yourself with the key processes for importing and exporting outside of the EU and register to get EU Exit updates from HMRC.’
You can read the RIBA Guidance for Practices on a No-Deal Brexit here.