Housing & Construction
This theme is now closed for comment. An announcement on Red Tape Challenge plans will be made shortly.
You can read comments made during the theme spotlight (12 January – 17 February 2012), by sub-category below.
Over 200 regulations are covered by the Housing and Construction Red Tape Challenge. The housing and construction industries are key to driving growth in our economy. Through smarter regulation, we can remove barriers to growth and encourage investment, choice and innovation. The Housing Strategy, published in November 2011, commits the Government to developing a thriving, active and stable housing market that offers choice, flexibility and affordable housing.
We want to use the Red Tape Challenge to ensure that the systems behind these regulations run in the most effective and light touch way, whilst maintaining the necessary safeguards, and ensuring that the industry continues to provide high-quality homes and builds safe, sustainable and accessible buildings. This should include high quality, affordable and secure housing to buy and rent as well as the commercial and industrial development required to support economic growth.
Over the next five weeks, we want to hear your views on the regulatory and administrative burdens that affect you – helping us identify areas for change and agree more effective ways of achieving common aims to provide the homes and other development the country needs. Sector champions for this theme are Simon Randall CBE (Consultant with Winckworth Sherwood LLP) and Councillor Stephen Greenhalgh (Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council). Meet them here.
Cover landlord and tenant relationships, including leasehold properties, and rented properties.
Cover regulations that affect providers of social housing and other types of housing for vulnerable people.
Covers construction related regulations, such as those related to Construction Contracts and Construction Products.
Covers regulations that set standards for the design and construction of buildings.
This site is designed to promote open discussion of ways in which the aims of existing regulation can be fulfilled in the least burdensome way possible. The presence of a particular regulation or law on this website should not be read as implying any intention on the part of the Government to remove that regulation or law from the statute book. The purpose of this exercise is to open government up to the public.