Consultation outcome

Consultation on proposed amendments to the Architects Act 1997

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This document provides a summary of the responses received and the government’s response to the consultation.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on proposals to strengthen the regulation system for UK registered architects and improve competence of the profession.

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Consultation description

This consultation considers amendments to the Architects Act 1997 to promote and maintain standards of competence amongst architects registered in the UK in relation to Building Safety. It builds on provisions in the draft Building Safety Bill, which takes forward the government’s commitment to fundamental reform of the Building Safety system.

The consultation will also seek views on a new system for the recognition of international architecture qualifications.

As the UK has formally left the European Union, the government has the opportunity to review and amend its regulatory systems in relation to the recognition of international qualifications for the purposes of registration as an architect in the UK.

This consultation is therefore split into two thematic sections:

  • Part A: Building safety
  • Part B: The recognition of international architects


Published 4 November 2020
Last updated 8 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added government’s response to the consultation.

  2. First published.