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NHBC response to £200m Government funding boost for Green Deal

On Thursday 24 November, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, spoke at the 2011 NHBC Annual Lunch at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, revealing a £200m funding boost to the Green Deal to attendees. The NHBC Annual Lunch is a prestigious industry briefing event, attended by key industry spokespeople.

In response to a speech made today by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, at NHBC's annual lunch, NHBC chief executive Imtiaz Farookhi said:

"We welcome the Government's commitment of more funding to the Green Deal. Ensuring sustainable, energy efficient housing is critical; equally it is important that consumers are afforded the same kind of protection under the Green Deal as they currently receive with new homes. The Chief Secretary today recognised the important role NHBC could play in finding ways to ensure this happens and we look forward to working together with Government on this significant issue.

"This week has been a big week for housing, with the publication of the Government's new Housing Strategy which, as the Chief Secretary acknowledged in his speech at the NHBC Annual Lunch, is ambitious. We hope it will be successful in delivering the hundreds of thousands of homes promised but, like much of the housing industry, we believe the path will be neither easy nor quick. It is therefore important that the Government is prepared to implement more measures if this new strategy does not work and today, the Chief Secretary indicated it would be willing to do so."

News Date: 24/11/11