Wates has issued the following statement on Prime Minister’s announcement


22 September 2023

“The built environment is where the Government should focus if it wants to continue driving toward the 2050 Net Zero goal whilst minimising impact on ordinary working people.


“The UK’s buildings account for a third of our total emissions and so it makes sense to prioritise the decarbonisation of commercial and public owned buildings, through retrofit, improved building regulations and skills development. This approach would help to reduce the country's carbon footprint whilst also driving economic growth, creating new jobs, and growing the skilled workforce it will need for the much bigger challenge of decarbonising homes across the country. 

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“To achieve this transformation, businesses like us need clarity and certainty of policy going forward to ensure we can make the required investment to help the UK deliver on our international commitments and achieve net zero by 2050.”