More than one home every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK between now and 2050, experts say. A report to Parliament says 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required by mid-century. The UK needs to cut carbon emissions by 80% by then – and a third of those emissions come from heating draughty buildings. The government said it would devise policies as soon as possible. But critics say ministers have been far too slow to impose a national programme of home renovation which would save on bills and improve people’s health, comfort and happiness. It would also create thousands of jobs.
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