New Emissions Target and the Queen’s Speech

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Spring has presented UK construction with new food for thought. Between the UK’s new 2035 target to reduce emissions by 78% and the raft of legislation set out in the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s immediate and long-term priorities, have been laid bare.

From infrastructure and housing to education and the environment, construction will inevitably be impacted.

To find out how this will affect the sector, we asked a range of companies for their views on the recent announcements, whether they go far enough and what the industry’s next steps should be.

Tough love

“Whilst the UK Government’s 2035 emissions target is laudably ambitious, it needs to be backed by tough legislation, taxation and value-driven incentivisation.

“An effective incentives strategy needs to cover a wide range of low-carbon technologies and systems

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