Wednesday 22 February 2017

Self-regulation did not work in the past - and it won't work in the future

Published 04/05/2015 | 02:30

The Priory Hall development, in North Dublin, which had been ruled safe under the previous self-certification scheme
The Priory Hall development, in North Dublin, which had been ruled safe under the previous self-certification scheme

There are many ways the Government could reduce the cost of building a one-off home.

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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.

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