On 30 March 2017, Gavin Barwell MP, Minister of State for Housing, Planning and Minister for London at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) made a written statement to Parliament announcing the publication of the report into DCLG’s review of architect regulation and the Architects Registration Board. The report can be found here.
The report follows the conclusion of phase two of the government’s wide-ranging review into the regulation of the profession. It follows on from phase one which concluded in November 2014 that there remains a case for continued light-touch statutory regulation of architects. The final report draws on the evidence collected and makes recommendations for change including strengthening the Board’s governance and accountability and improving the complaints’ handling and disciplinary processes.
When we have updates about the periodic review, we will post these on social media. On twitter we will use the hashtag #ARBreview in tweets about the periodic review.