12 August 2015

Review to Cut Red Tape in House Building

The Government has launched a review to cut red tape and reduce bureaucracy in the house building sector as part of its Cutting Red Tape Programme. The review, which is being led by the Cabinet Office in conjunction with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) working with other departments and regulators, will identify and remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to growth and productivity whilst ensuring necessary protections are maintained.

Comments are invited from organisations involved in the house building sector on all aspects of regulations and the way they are implemented, in particular where they could be made more cost-effective, efficient or consistent.

The review calls for evidence on all areas of house building, including planning and post planning consents, construction phase, supply chains and the housing market. It will also look at whether legislation derived from EU obligations is being implemented more strictly than required and the wider issues faced by organisations involved in the sector in meeting the various requirements of the law.

If you have views or experiences of how and where things do not work and would like to contribute to improving the industry then you should submit your comments by Wednesday 13 January 2016 in one of the following ways:

Cutting Red Tape website
• Twitter via @CutRedTapeUK #CutRedTape
• Email to cuttingredtape@bis.gsi.gov.uk
• In writing to The Cutting Red Tape Team, The Better Regulation Executive, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET.

All comments received before the closing date will inform the review findings. Key findings will shape an action plan and reform programme to be taken forward by departments and regulators.