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Minority Report: Skilled migrants eg Australia/NZ/Canada or people earning more than GBP30k p.a.?

IMG_6017 IMG_6018In case you didn’t realise, fact 1: young architects don’t earn that.

Fact 2: The old dudes definitely don’t unless they are already established, secure, boss-types on 30-70k in which case they won’t be applying anyway.

If 25% of architects working in the UK are non-UK nationals (me included); and of that 25%, 80% are from the EU, how do businesses attract architectural talent from all over world? 2 thirds of them are now leaving due to Brexit.

Read new RIBA report. HOT. Just out today. In response to the issues raised, the RIBA is urging the government to:

  • End the annual cap on Tier 2 visas
  • Introduce regional flexibility in visa minimum salary thresholds
  • Streamline the application and administration process within the system, including abolishing the Resident Labour Market Test
  • Abolish the Immigration Skills Charge for high-skilled roles -Introduce a two-year post study work visa for international graduates
  • Ensure that the immigration system provides workers the flexibility to work and travel abroad












IMG_5547Ivy Ngeow is a London architect with her own boutique small practice and specialises in innovative, sustainable, cultural and diverse design, upcycling, repurposing, reusing and recycling materials, industrial residential and luxury residental. She is an award-winning author of two crime novels, Cry of the Flying Rhino (2016) and Heart of Glass (2017).