Consultation outcome

Architects regulation and the Architects Registration Board: call for evidence

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The Department for Communities and Local Government has completed the first part of the 2014 periodic review of the Architects Registration Board.

The department received a strong response to its call for evidence as to whether or not regulation of the architect profession should continue and has concluded, that there remains a case for continued light-touch regulation based on protection of title.

The department will now move to phase 2 of the review, working with all parts of the profession to identify opportunities to simplify the role of the regulator. This will focus on ensuring a level playing-field for UK architects to compete in the European Union and beyond and supporting consumer protection legislation in a way that minimises the burden for architects and schools of architecture, and avoids overlap with the role of professional bodies.

The department intends to complete phase 2 by the end of the financial year.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Background information to support the call for evidence for the 2014 review of architects regulation and the Architects Registration Board.


Architects regulation and the Architects Registration Board: call for evidence - context document

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Consultation description