The Construction Leadership Council publishes a new blueprint for tackling the UK's inefficient housing stock, as Bankers for Net Zero calls for policy interventions to drive green home investment
Water quality, air quality, nature protection, and the decarbonisation of the housing sector have all been damaged by deregulation and the erosion of enforcement capacity, according to a damning new report from Unchecked UK
Firm chief executive argues that construction is "rocket fuel" for economic growth, but must be done sustainably in order for the country to build back better.
Government wants to remove local authorities' power to set building regulations higher than Westminster, a move which would force many councils to row back on climate ambition
Government has unveiled a bold plan to cut emissions from new homes - but having been burned once by a late U-turn, the green building and energy industries are skittish
Government must give local planning authorities more power and money to enable carbon neutral buildings and infrastructure systems if UK is to meet net zero target, industry group warns