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Housing: Standards

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the savings which will accrue to local authorities from implementing the lifetime homes standard. (219793)

In the consultation document ‘The Future of the Code for Sustainable Homes (Making a rating mandatory)’ (July 2007) we published a Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment which estimated that the total quantified benefits arising from implementation of Lifetime Homes Standards would be £95.2 million per year. A breakdown of the costs and benefits are provided in that document. The proportion of this benefit accruing to local authorities is not specifically identified.