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Home Information Packs

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

25. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what compensation is available to (a) business and (b) individual providers who have undertaken preparation and training for the introduction of home information packs. (141612)

The proposals we set out on 22 May will mean assessors will be able to begin work shortly. From 1 August, assessors will also start work with four-bedroom properties and larger. We are inviting councils and registered social landlords to work with us to pilot the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates on a voluntary basis in social housing.