The publication of an independent review into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been pushed back by a month. 


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QC Alison Levitt is leading a review into allegations that RICS tried to suppress a critical internal report into its finances in 2018/19 and then unfairly dealt with those who sought to highlight the issue.  

This April, Levitt set the revised terms of reference for the review, with plans to provide the report in mid June. 

However, today law firm Kingsley Napley, which is supporting Levitt’s review, said it had received “a healthy and encouraging response to its call for evidence” and that Levitt now expected to provide her report in July.  

RICS launched the independent review after The Sunday Times published allegations late last year that four directors were ousted in November 2019 for flagging up a 2018 BDO report warning that RICS was exposed to “unidentified fraud, misappropriation of funds and misreporting of financial performance”.