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The Architects’ Registration Board confirmed at its Board meeting yesterday that its annual retention fee would increase by £2.00 in 2015.

Speaking after the Board meeting, Beatrice Fraenkel, ARB Chair, said:

‘We unanimously decided at yesterday’s Board meeting to increase the annual retention fee for 2015 by £2.00, bringing the annual fee to £107. The increase represents a 1.9% rise, which is below the current RPI of 2.5%.

The decision was made in conjunction with our 2015 Business Plan, which includes a review of the routes to registration available to join the Register, preparation for a review of our disciplinary processes and our ongoing commitment to invest in the use of technology to support the delivery of our statutory functions in the most cost effective way.

As part of our commitment to the use of technology, we were able to agree a reduction in the cost of re-joining the Register by a further £10.  As a Board and staff team we remain dedicated to delivering efficiencies which assist in off-setting areas where costs have increased.’

Fees for 2015

  • The annual retention fee will increase from £105 to £107 for 2015. The annual retention fee collection will commence shortly, with the final date for payment being 31 December 2014.
  • The  prescribed fee for returning to the Register following removal for non-payment or failure to notify change of address, will be reduced from £30 to £20.
  • The  fees applicable to the Prescribed Examination process, the provision of the PDF Register and the Certificates of Architectural Education will remain the same for 2015.

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