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Green agenda boosts social housing maintenance market

29 May 2007

From FM Report No.197

Chairman of the Housing Corporation, Peter Dixon, told social housing construction and maintenance companies that the potential for more work into the future delivering affordable sustainable homes and retrofitting the 5 million existing homes for a low carbon future. Speaking at a dinner hosted by Grant Thornton and Barclays, he also noted that the entire affordable housing sector has to make £1.66bn efficiency savings over the next three years. Serco Solution's CEO Kevin Lavery talked of the potential for the market in future and the need for both housing associations and service providers to join into larger units to realise efficiencies.

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