Power Shift: Buildings - National Government

Built environment
Built Environment
Both the Climate Change Committee and the National Audit Office have highlighted the fundamental role of local authorities in delivering on the UK Government’s ambitions to be Net Zero by 2050. To do so, local authorities need more powers to act.

Our Power Shift report is the most comprehensive examination of the powers local authorities have and need to deliver on climate ever undertaken. It explores the wide range of powers already available to local government, the barriers to local authority action and how these could be removed or overcome, and the additional powers local authorities need.

This briefing offers insight from Power Shift on the local authority role in delivering Net Zero in the buildings sector and how the Government can best facilitate this. It comes as experts say effective subsidies for new gas boilers run contrary to the Government's targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.