Welcome to the
Architects Registration Board's
2011 Annual Report.

2011 headlines

Revised electoral scheme for electing architects to the Board approved by the Privy Council
Consulted widely on revisions to the General Rules, with Board approving all proposed changes
Retention fee collection period shortened from 90 days to 60 days from 2013
ARB's Equality Scheme revised and updated to take account of the public sector equality duty
Fraud and Bribery Prevention policy introduced following enactment of the Bribery Act
Participated in the European Commission's consultation on the Qualifications Directive
Attended the Homebuilding and Renovating show at the NEC in Birmingham to raise the profile of the UK Register of Architects
Continued to be an active participant in the Architects Council of Europe, ensuring that the UK has a voice in architectural developments at a European level
Resolved 196 cases of possible wrongful use of the title "architect" by correspondence
Held the retention fee at £80 - the same level as in 2010
Improved the procedures for the prescribed examination to take account of the new Criteria
Changed the provisions for practical training experience with the emphasis now on the quality of the training, rather than where and when the training is undertaken
Renewed prescription of 12 qualifications

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