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  1. Posted 24/08/2018 at 18:42 | Permalink

    Not to worry Philip, the government central planners have come up with the solution! Corporate Prefabs!
    Tax credits, grants and regulations are to be used to encourage the building of prefabs, of course there are not many SME construction companies that can afford a multimillion pound prefab factory, so that unimportant freemarket thing called “competition” will be removed. I am sure corporate interests will ensure all the cost savings of building compressed cardboard houses will be passed onto the consumer.
    It is becoming obvious that the conservative government have become reliant on corporate lobbyists and protectionist trade bodies to help them set policy. I remember a time when the conservative government promoted SMEs & competition, those days are long gone!
    https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/science-and-technology-committee/news-parliament-2017/off-site-manufacture-inquiry-launch/

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