Self-regulation did not work in the past - and it won't work in the future
Published 04/05/2015 | 02:30
There are many ways the Government could reduce the cost of building a one-off home.
Dropping the VAT rate imposed on professional fees, on building materials or on the cost of buying a new house from a builder spring to mind.
But it appears it's easier to blame professionals for hiking up the cost of building a property than seek to reduce a lucrative source of income.