Monday, October 18, 2021
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UK to invest £1.3 billion in building projects

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The Getting Building Fund is expected to deliver 45,000 new homes, while the brownfield programme will deliver 26,000 homes

Boris Johnson’s government will invest nearly £1.3 billion in building projects and provide £2 billion in energy efficiency grants in an effort to create jobs and rally the pandemic-hit UK economy.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said 300 “shovel-ready” projects will receive a share of a £900 million Getting Building Fund, and a further £360 million will go towards homes on previously developed “brownfield” land.

The UK’s construction industry was stalled by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, and rebooting the sector could help ease unemployment and generate revenue as the country faces its worst recession in 300 years.

The building fund is expected to deliver 45,000 new homes and the brownfield programme 26,000, the government said.

As we get Britain building, we are also laying the foundations for a green recovery by investing in vital infrastructure for local communities, creating jobs and building environmentally-friendly homes, Mr Jenrick said in a statement.

Among the projects that will receive funding is a new high-speed railway station at Thanet, on England’s south-east coast, and a new commercial space in Manchester, north-west England. Across all the funded projects, the government estimated the investment will create 85,000 new jobs.

The details of the Green Homes Grant programme, helping 600,000 homeowners to make their properties more energy efficient, were announced at the same time.

The grants will cover as much as £5,000 of work. Lower income households can claim as much as £10,000 each.

The programme will cover insulation and double-glazing, as well as the installation of ground source heat pumps, energy-efficient doors and heat controls.

Households will be offered a list of approved tradespeople within their local area to carry out the work, and vouchers will be issued from September.

The grants will “help to protect and create jobs, while also saving people money and cutting carbon”, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said in a statement.

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