It’s interesting that the RICS has learned nothing from the past. I criticised the organisation years ago for not consulting its members or doing what was in the interests of its members (I resigned eventually after many attempts to influence failed) and it is still not doing what it should.

Still, I suppose if the large practices subsidise the membership of their staff in the RICS then perhaps the members aren’t really the members anyway and the RICS should call itself a trade body.

Roger Thrush, ex-MRICS