Autumn Budget 2021 Reaction from Hayfield

October 27, 2021

Andy Morris, Managing Director of five-star homebuilder Hayfield said: “As we are only days away from COP26, it is encouraging to see the Government making advances in more widespread renewable energy creation, such as hydrogen power. With soaring energy price rises affecting us all, we need to lessen our reliance on fossil fuels. Protecting our planet for future generations continues to be at the centre of Hayfield’s Green Revolution Pledge.

“We are enthused by the proposal to digitise England’s planning system. We also support the Chancellor’s £1.8bn brownfield housing fund, and greater investment into regional transport infrastructure. We are also in favour of the 6.6% rise in the minimum wage, the levelling up agenda, and all initiatives to up-skill the UK’s workforce.

“The newly announced Green Investment Relief is good news for businesses. Aligned to this, we would welcome further implementation of the Green Homes Grant, enabling existing homes to be retrofitted with the type of technology Hayfield installs as standard. This year – more than ever – our customers are reaping the benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps, Electric Vehicle Charging Points, enhanced insulation, and energy-efficient underfloor heating.

“Despite the end of the Stamp Duty holiday, the introduction of the new more restrictive Help to Buy scheme, inflationary pressures, and general economic uncertainty, the demand for our multi award-winning homes is as high as it has ever been. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen everyone spend more time at home than ever before. Moving to a beautiful new home with modern living space, purpose-designed workspace and easy access to the great outdoors remains a priority for many, especially those who are increasingly eco-aware.”