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RTPI champions sector’s contribution to trade in letter to new Trade Minister

04 July 2018

How the UK Government can support planning and the built environment sector to grow international trade, was outlined in a letter sent to the new Minister for Trade yesterday.

The letter – sent from the RTPI, Royal Institute of British Architects, Chartered Institute of Building and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who represent 175,000 professionals – says:

“Trade is of vital importance to the continued growth and success of the UK’s built environment and as a sector. Our professions have been clear that they stand ready to further boost their export potential, and as a sector we have been encouraged by the focus on international trade in the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the Brexit negotiations.”

The four institutes, who had a close working relationship with the previous Trade Minister, have requested a roundtable with the Rt. Hon. George Hollingbery MP to discuss ways to work together to ensure the sector’s continued success.

The RTPI is working with the other institutes on shared priorities for the built environment to ensure the sector thrives post-Brexit.

Find out how the RTPI is ‘planning for Brexit’.