I am today announcing the start of the periodic review of the Architects Registration Board. Periodic reviews are part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that all arm’s length bodies continue to have regular challenge on their remit and governance arrangements.
The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for the board’s functions architect registration under the Architects Act 1997). Should the review conclude there is a continuing need for the board’s functions it will go on to assess the most effective and value-for-money means of delivery and the appropriate control and governance arrangements needed to meet the recognised principles of good corporate governance. I will inform both Houses of the outcome of the review when it is completed.
A copy of the terms of reference for this review has been placed in the Library of the House.