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Spending Review 2015: A country that lives within its means

Objectives of the consultation

The policy paper ‘A country that lives within its means’ outlines the Government’s priorities for the Spending Review 2015 and the principles that will guide its decisions. It also outlines the scope, process and timetable for delivering the Spending Review and announces that it will conclude on 25 November 2015.

The Government will use the Spending Review to set out plans for eliminating the deficit and safeguarding Britain’s long-term economic security. But it will also take the opportunity to invest in its priorities, and deliver ambitious reforms to modernise and localise public services to achieve better outcomes for citizens.

This consultation aimed to gather stakeholder views on the Government's priorities for the Spending Review 2015 and concluded on 6 October 2015.

Supporting papers

To download the policy paper that supported this consultation, please follow the link below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE believes that one important policy which is needed over the course of this Parliament is a clear focus on energy efficiency and reducing energy demand. In comparison to investing in new generation and distribution capacity, reducing energy demand is a more time and cost effective approach. Everyone benefits; society, the economy and the environment. 

Reducing demand is currently the poor relation in the quest for secure, sustainable low carbon energy, but is essential to meet UK’s challenging targets and enable both the private sector to remain competitive and the public sector to deliver best value services. Encouraging thriving energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors will assist with economic growth and security of energy supply. The UK has the experience and knowledge to improve the energy efficiency and overall performance of the existing building stock and this Spending Review is the ideal opportunity for Government to provide the appropriate policy infrastructure to deliver this on a national scale.

To read the full CIBSE submission, please follow the link below.