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3-Beds and larger from 10th September 2007

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 17-Aug-07 03:13:58 PM

Home Information Packs (HIPs) will be mandatory on all 3-bed homes and larger marketed for sale in England and Wales from 10th September 2007, the Communities and Local Government announced today. 

I only write this for historical reference as I think there are few things more boring than repeating what has already been written a thousand times on the web today already.

Great news, of course - At last there should be some form of an income stream for many already financially-crucified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs), in time for Christmas.

Tories want to scrap HIPs

To inject another news angle into this, however: The Tory MP, John Redwood, is on a high profile mission to slash red tape.

Should the Tories get into Government any time soon, he wants to scrub HIPs from his red tape list, according to BBC News:

Other proposed measures include scrapping controversial Home Information Packs (Hips) and relaxing the regulations on herbal remedies, charity bingo and raffles.

Source: Tory plan for red tape 'tax cut'.

It has to be said, this is not Tory party policy... at the moment, at least - It is a manifesto proposal. But it has been attracting over two days worth of media coverage so far. And, let's face it, cutting red tape, in general, is something we would all welcome...

... so long as it doesn't work against our self-interest, that is!

(Now I've got to update the rest of the bleedin' site now to reflect this new development, sheesh! Printing companies must be raking-it-in out there in the real world.)

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