Investment in the Built Environment

To ensure government creates a climate to maximise private sector investment in the essential built environment and to encourage an increase in public sector investment over the longer term as part of the government’s Growth Plan.

The Association wants to see:
• An updated National Infrastructure Plan with realistic funding proposals
• An updated programme for improving condition of the social housing stock
• A clear indication of the criteria as to how the Green Investment Bank will operate in practice
• A 5% rate of VAT on all energy efficient improvements supported by the Green Deal

We will:
• Highlight the economic, social and environmental benefits that derive from investment in the built environment
• Update government on measures they need to take to encourage private sector investment in the built environment
• Make the case for higher levels of public sector investment in the built environment as and when government finances allow
• Raise the importance of these issues with MPs, the media, key industry figures and opinion formers to obtain their support for the Association’s objectives