Budget 2013 confirms Government’s commitment to zero carbon homes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Government today published its 2013 Budget, in which the commitment to zero carbon homes from 2016 is reaffirmed.

Amidst a number of other housing related announcements, the commitment to ‘zero carbon homes’ is accompanied by a commitment to publish a detailed plan setting out Government’s response to the 2012 building regulations consultation on energy efficiency requirements. In addition, and by the Summer Recess, Government has committed to consult on the next steps for the zero carbon homes policy, including the means for delivering allowable solutions.

Commenting on the announcements, Neil Jefferson, Chief Executive Zero Carbon Hub said:

“Today's budget statement is helpful and further announcements in coming months will help provide the clarity and certainty that we all need."

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Notes for Editors

Full details of Budget 2013 announcements can be read on the HM Treasury website.