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Government to have power to investigate the RICS’ governance

2022-05-16T09:52:00+01:00By

New Levelling Up Bill will allow ministers to appoint independent person to report on institution

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Surveyors warned to review anti-money laundering policies following Russia sanctions

2022-03-01T10:26:00+00:00By

RICS suggests due diligence checks as one UK firm says getting paid now ‘will be more problematic’

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‘Members not staff’ should take the big decisions at the RICS, review chair says

2022-03-01T07:00:00+00:00By

Michael Bichard adds balance between two ‘needs to be changed’

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RICS boss hits back at plan for new monitoring powers over body

2022-02-03T09:26:00+00:00By

Richard Collins questions purpose of planned statutory governance reviews

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RICS told to be more open, as review into group targets spring publication

2022-01-26T07:00:00+00:00By

Critics say institution has been too secretive and not focussed enough on public role

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RICS to revamp property valuation rules following review

2022-01-13T10:42:00+00:00By

Stricter guidelines to be implemented following concern over independence of valuers

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Ministers plan law to order independent reviews of RICS governance

2022-01-12T10:58:00+00:00By

More detail confirmed about proposed powers to monitor professional body

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Best of 2021 coverage: RICS crisis

2021-12-24T06:00:00+00:00By

Highlights from a watershed year for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Five things you should know about the RICS’ external reviewer

2021-12-03T10:45:00+00:00By

Michael Bichard was once tipped as a cabinet secretary and has a reputation for shaking things up. What does his appointment mean for the RICS?

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RICS appoints former senior civil servant to lead future purpose review

2021-12-02T10:17:00+00:00By

Crossbench peer to carry out investigation into group’s governance

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Investors reluctant to adopt green building practices on projects

2021-11-04T06:00:00+00:00By

RICS survey finds more than half of industry investors did not take biodiversity into account on schemes

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‘We will make you proud to be RICS members again’

2021-11-02T05:58:00+00:00By Richard Collins

Interim chief executive Richard Collins responds to Building’s open letter to the institution’s new leaders

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RICS fees to be reviewed as part of wider shake-up, new chief executive confirms

2021-11-02T05:00:00+00:00

Richard Collins made pledge in response to Building’s open letter to institution highlighting members’ concerns

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RICS names senior Whitehall civil servant as new audit committee chair

2021-11-01T13:38:00+00:00By

Mike Driver’s CV includes stints at the Treasury and Ministry of Justice

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RICS rebuffs calls for investigation into staff furloughing during pandemic

2021-10-19T05:00:00+01:00By

Group of current and former employees allege they were furloughed for being too pro-membership

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Open letter to the RICS: permanent changes members want to see

2021-10-15T05:00:00+01:00

Building contacted new chief Richard Collins to let him know your concerns before the external review into the institution’s purpose, governance and strategy gets underway

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RICS names new interim chief executive under management rejig prompted by scathing Levitt report

2021-10-13T14:12:00+01:00By

Justice sector veteran Richard Collins appointed to role alongside new leadership team

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RICS launches new code of practice for members

2021-10-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Changes come into effect next February

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Government suggests candidates to lead RICS’ ‘future purpose’ review

2021-10-06T05:00:00+01:00By

Four names put forward by Cabinet Office believed to be retired civil servants

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Non-executives whose dismissals sparked RICS crisis criticise group’s public apology

2021-10-05T05:00:00+01:00By

Four raise doubts over statement’s sincerity