This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This is the final consultation stage impact assessment of of the housing standards review.
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This is the final consultation stage impact assessment that is part of the housing standards review bundle of documents published in March 2015.
This impact assessment sets out the costs of simplifying and rationalsing housing technical standards by consolidating essential standards into a national framework, centred on a new form of optional building regulations, and substantially reducing the number of technical standards applying to the construction of new homes.
The evidence used in this impact assessment is further supported by three reports prepared for the department by EC Harris and Adroit Economics. These set out the cost impacts (PDF, 1.79MB, 116 pages), a local authority policy survey (PDF, 605KB, 42 pages) and evidence (PDF, 1MB, 69 pages).