- On 7th November 2023, King Charles III delivered the King’s Speech which outlined the Government’s legislative agenda for the rest of this Parliament
- The full text of the Speech, together with background notes and detail of the Bills explained, is available here
Commenting on the King’s Speech, Louise Hutchins, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at UK Green Building Council said:
“The Government claimed to set out an agenda to tackle the long-term challenges facing the UK, yet introduced no legislation or proposals to address the catastrophic levels of energy waste from homes and buildings that are fuelling the cost of living and climate crises.
“Formally pulling the plug on minimum energy efficiency standards for private rented homes will condemn millions of people living in fuel poverty to continue enduring cold, mouldy homes.
“As we hurtle towards climate disaster, opening up new oil and gas extraction while failing to deal with the huge demand from gas heating in buildings will only take us further off-course from the net zero future we so desperately need.”