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Scrapped BSF plans threaten heating industry
Published:  12 July, 2010

Buderus director Richard Evans has expressed concern for the heating industry following plans to scrap the Building Schools for the Future scheme.

Worcestershire school governor and Buderus' commercial director, Richard Evans, has expressed concern for the heating industry following the withdrawal of Labour's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme.

"The government's decision to ditch all plans to rebuild and renovate England's secondary schools will have a detrimental effect on the commercial heating industry.

"We are in a position whereby many private developers have already been commissioned on projects which have been in the pipeline for some time, many of which include new heating systems. The timing of these cuts may mean the abandonment of some much-needed renovation projects, which will consequently have a negative knock-on effect through the whole supply chain.

"This is sure to prompt a number of job cuts in the commercial building sector."

Evans continued: "When the emergency budget speech was [first] made, we were told that it was going to be tough, but this is the first major signal of just how tough the coalition's cuts will be for the commercial heating industry unless it puts a coherent energy policy in place quickly."