Rics in crisis

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RICS rebuffs calls for investigation into staff furloughing during pandemic


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


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


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


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

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RICS launches new code of practice for members


Changes come into effect next February

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


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


Four raise doubts over statement’s sincerity

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RICS issues grovelling public apology to wrongfully dismissed non-executives


External review into the institution’s future purpose also set to start within weeks

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RICS reforms: what changes do members want after bombshell report?


Four of the RICS’ senior team resigned this month following Alison Levitt’s report into a governance scandal. We asked members what they thought of the report’s findings and how the institution needs to change

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Clear out RICS’ governing council and replace it with newly elected members, boss of global law firm says


Secretariat managing director Paul Roberts adds membership of the council should be ‘immediately reviewed’

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Levitt’s warts-and-all report must lead to real change at the RICS


Members want a more transparent organisation representing them – and they want their voices to be heard

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Sean Tompkins will not receive full £260,000 bonus, RICS confirms


Institute’s former chief executive will lose out on £190,000 payout following resignation last week in wake of QC’s damning review

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Can the RICS become fit for purpose again?


Only root-and-branch reform can restore the professional body’s credibility after the mass resignation of the senior management team, Richard Steer says

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Gleeds chairman in withering attack on RICS leadership after resignations bloodbath


Richard Steer said findings of independent report into governance scandal were an ‘appalling advert for our profession’

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RICS Levitt review: Tell us what you think should happen next


RICS members’ concerns about governance failures have been vindicated by this week’s independent review, so where should the institution go from here?

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Independent review into the RICS scandal: key findings


Bombshell report by Alison Levitt QC that led to resignation of four of the RICS’ senior team explained


RICS governance scandal: Coverage all in one place


All our coverage of the institution’s governance review

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Heads roll at RICS as chief executive and president go following governance scandal report


Sean Tompkins and Kathleen Fontana among four senior figures to quit in wake of debacle


Sean Tompkins in talks to resign as RICS chief executive


Move comes ahead of press conference today announcing findings of review into body’s governance scandal

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QC delivers review into RICS governance scandal


Independent barrister advises institution to carefully consider findings before taking action

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Materials prices set to rise 10% over next year, RICS warns


Latest increase would be 3% above projected growth in tender prices