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Peabody chief Bob Kerslake warns of Brexit skills vulnerability


Dear Mr. Kerslake, there is NOT a shortage of British architects in the UK. There is a shortage of those willing to accept an income that has not materially kept pace with inflation for a decade. Every 'recession' hundreds are discarded with no thought for their future. There is also a surplus of un(der)qualified charlatans pretending to carry out our role and it is our profession that gets the blame when it goes wrong, even if we are not at fault. The even bigger problem is the fixation with London, there are plenty of fine practices outside the Capital. Unfortunately, their workload is being reduced by London practices undercutting sensible fees by underpaying their staff. Yes Brexit is bad and it is not the EU causing the problems that created it. The problems are homegrown and brought about by short-termism and the sad fear of experts, spread by the media.

Posted date

14 March, 2018

Posted time

10:17 am