Red tape purge to cut cost of building new homes

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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The Government is promising to cut red tape for house builders in a move which will reduce the cost of building an average  new home by £500.

Prime Minsiter David Cameron will confirm the move today as he reveals an ongoing purge of red tape has cut hundreds of unnecessary regulations across all industries.

More than 100 overlapping standards applied to new homes will be cut to less than 10 – saving around £60m per year for home builders.

David Cameron is expected to say: “We will be the first government in modern history to have reduced – rather than increased – domestic business regulation during our time in office.

“This government has already stopped needless health and safety inspections. And we will scrap over-zealous rules which dictate how to use a ladder at work or what no-smoking signs must look like.

“We’ve changed the law so that businesses are no longer automatically liable for an accident that isn’t their fault.

And today I can announce that we will also help house builders by cutting down 100 overlapping and confusing standards applied to new homes to less than 10.

“These reforms are estimated to save around £60 million per year for home builders – equivalent to around £500 for every new home built.”

 

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