The speech made by Thangam Debbonaire, the Shadow Housing Secretary, on 19 January 2021.
This is a real disappointment, given the Conservatives had suggested they would be accelerating the Future Homes Standard.
The Government is already seriously behind on our climate targets. Cancelling Labour’s Zero Carbon Homes policy in 2015 wasted years of progress.
To rebuild our country from Covid, we should be building homes now that are affordable to heat and durable for the future. This announcement sets out four more years of delay, which isn’t good for families, builders or the environment.