The Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government has announced its intention to abolish the Home Information Pack scheme. The Coalition Agreement released 12th May 2010, simply states in section 11 (interestingly the Environment section):
The parties agree to implement a full programme of measures to fulfil our joint ambitions for a low carbon and eco-friendly economy, including:
Retention of energy performance certificates while scrapping HIPs.
No time scale has been given relating to legislation, so we predict a period of confusion will ensue. Equally there is no suggestion about exactly how the EPC will be retained or of any period of public consultation relating to this change in legislation.