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3 May 2012

Consequential Improvement U-turn No Risk to Green Deal

Energy secretary Ed Davey has played down fears that the prime minister’s move to block the so-called “conservatory tax” has undermined the Green Deal.

The proposed changes to Part L of the Building Regulations would have made it compulsory for home owners to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes when building extensions and were trumpeted by the government as a boost to the Green Deal when they were put out to consultation in January.

However, a media backlash, led by the Daily Mail, led to David Cameron intervening to block the “consequential improvements” requirements last month.

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