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Consultancy information

Starting your own practice

Have you thought about starting your own planning consultancy? Would you like to be your own boss, improve your work/life balance or get real satisfaction from the work you do for others? Whatever your circumstance our advice and information can help you decide whether consultancy is for you.

Our RTPI Practice Advice on Starting your own private practice will guide you through the basics.

Managing your practice

Your terms of business should set out clearly the relationship between your practice and the client. An example is available to help our Members draft their own terms of engagement, or review their existing terms.

Promoting your practice

The RTPI logo is a key tool in promoting your professional status and marketing your practice. Find out more about how to use the RTPI logo.

Protecting your practice

The RTPI has Professional Indemnity Insurance regulations. Find out if they apply to you at Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Networking your practice 

Join the Independent Consultants' Network and benefit from the experiences of others. The Network provides targeted resourcs and a forum for independent consultants to discuss issues and share good practice.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Get the cover you need with the RTPI's Preferred Insurance Broker Howden.

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RTPI Plus benefits

Do more for less with our exclusive package of discounts benefits for RTPI members

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Get the most out of your membership

RTPI members have access to a range of benefits, resources and support.

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