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10 May 2012
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) today expressed hope that measures included in the Queen's Speech will roll aside some of the barriers facing the construction sector and breathe new life into the economy.
NFB chief executive Julia Evans, commented: "If the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill lives up to its promise to reduce the burden of regulation facing industry, this will certainly be welcome. However, this government has already pledged that it will bring about a net reduction in the regulatory burden facing the housebuilding industry in this parliament, and so far we have seen no sign of this happening. We continue to hope."
"We must also welcome the commitment to the Green Investment Bank (GIB) and hope that its establishment will quickly translate into tangible benefits. Let us not forget that the Green Deal is set to launch later this year, yet too many of the practical details on which the scheme will hinge remain unclear. We must hope that the GIB will be able to ensure that finance is available on terms which can breathe life into the Green Deal. That might just provide a legacy worthy of a Queens Speech in a diamond jubilee year."