That's no bad thing in itself. Reviews are ane and improvements always welcome. But if what comes out of that review undermines the unity of the profession, lasting damage would be the only result. The CCAB bodies face a dilemma. They want to play to their strengths and differentiate themselves from the competition, but it is a problem when that overrides common interests. The world is becoming a single, global market and national institutes are having to become international players. The profession within the UK would be better served by more unity, not less. That unity is even more important if the UK wants influence on the international stage. Just this month the establishment of the new professional regulator, the Foundation, showed what the institutes can achieve when they are forced to do so - in that instance by government and the cajoling hand of former institute president Chris Swinson. This time the driving force is the market. It should be no less compelling an argument as the message is equally stark - adapt or face up to a future of dwindling influence.
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