Rics in crisis

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Government to have power to investigate the RICS’ governance


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


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


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


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


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


RICS to revamp property valuation rules following review


Stricter guidelines to be implemented following concern over independence of valuers


Ministers plan law to order independent reviews of RICS governance


More detail confirmed about proposed powers to monitor professional body

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Best of 2021 coverage: RICS crisis


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


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


Crossbench peer to carry out investigation into group’s governance

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Investors reluctant to adopt green building practices on projects


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


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


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


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