Government sounds 'death knell' for zero-carbon homes

The government has announced it will scrap measures to make new homes zero-carbon by 2016 as part of the chancellor’s new productivity measures

Critics of the government's announcement say both the building industry and consumers will be hit (photograph: Paul Wishart/123RF)The government has made the shock announcement that it will scrap two key measures aimed at making new homes zero carbon by 2016.

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