Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick has set out the Government’s ambitious planning reforms ahead of the planning white paper set to be released in spring.
This Budget has missed a key opportunity to first improve the fabric of buildings to lower heat demand and achieve crucial emissions reduction wins, ahead of a final decision on low carbon heat deployment, says Paul Rose, Chief Executive of OFTEC.
Following the Budget, CIOB encourage government to work closely with the construction industry in order to produce a clearer vision and a smarter, more focussed, attention from policy makers to ensure the industry continues to thrive in a more conducive environment.
MIMA have responded to the Budget.
BSA look forward to working with Government and other vested parties to help work towards alleviating some of the pressure on buyers, sellers and tenants currently enduring cladding-related strain.
The BSA appreciates that the situation surrounding the outbreak of Covid-19/ coronavirus continues to evolve. The current BSA position is as follows:
House price expectations are on the increase. Four in 10 people think property prices will rise in the next year - up from 28% in December. Just 17% think prices will fall in that time - down from 26% in December.
Conservative London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey writes about his hope that the Budget tomorrow will bring further investment in the fight against homelessness.
MIMA believes that the Future Homes Standard could provide a well-timed and high-profile means to deliver these vital changes to guarantee the delivery of resilient, quality and safe homes and ensure house buyers are given the robust assurances that they deserve.
MPA has written to the Chancellor, stressing that removing the rebate will not change fuel choice or reduce environmental impacts until there is a suitable alternative.
Whilst there has been recent media attention highlighting the delay to the long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy in the Budget, MIMA hopes that any such delay by the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, does in fact refocus the strategy to include increased resource tightly aimed at achieving net zero.