The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is to hold a virtual press conference tomorrow into the findings of an independent review into the crisis-hit body.  

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The report will be published at noon on Thursday 9 September. 

The conference will be led by Nick Maclean, chair of Governing Council steering group for the review, and Alison Levitt QC, the author of the report.  

The report was commissioned to focus on the dismissal of four directors in November 2019 after they raised the alarm about the findings of a 2018 BDO financial audit. 

Last month, Steve Williams, one of the non-executive directors allegedly ousted for raising the alarm about a financial audit, called on the body to publish the findings of the independent review.

In an open letter to the RICS Governing Council’s Levitt review steering committee, shared with Property Week, Williams wrote: “Redacting or tempering the report’s findings to protect any of us who may have come in for criticism (including, for all we know, the four of us who were terminated) will only exacerbate the damage done.”