Applies to England
Detail of outcome
After this consultation closed, Parliament legislated in the Building Safety Act 2022 for a wider Building Safety Levy which will be paid by developers and charged on new residential buildings requiring building control approval in England, not just new high rise residential buildings.
A new consultation on the design of the building safety levy was published on 22 November 2022, taking into account the expanded scope.
We are introducing a levy on developers who seek regulatory permission to build certain high rise residential buildings – “Gateway 2”.
This consultation seeks views on the design of the levy, and evidence of possible impacts on housing supply and regeneration, and the housebuilding industry. We welcome views and evidence from all interested stakeholders.
The powers to create and set the terms of the levy are set out in the Building Safety Bill, which was introduced to Parliament on 5 July 2021.
Subject to the passage of the Bill through Parliament, this levy will apply to developments in England seeking building control approval from the Building Safety Regulator to start construction of certain buildings: the “Gateway 2” stage of the new building safety regime.
The levy will sit alongside a new tax on developers in the residential property market, which is set to raise at least £2 billion over a decade towards the costs of making buildings safer. A separate consultation on the tax is due to close on 22 July 2021.
The Building Safety Levy consultation seeks views on the potential design of the levy, and evidence of possible impacts on housing supply and regeneration, and the housebuilding industry.