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This is the final consultation stage impact assessment that is part of the housing standards review documents published in March 2015.
This impact assessment sets out the costs of introducing a simplified and rationalised, single security standard which will provide protection from burglary for all new homes.
The evidence used in this impact assessment is further supported by 3 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).