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All architects, especially those in small practices, will welcome the invitation to comment on the proposed overhaul of the Building Regulations (AJ 03.05.07). May I urge those who speak for architects to firmly hold the government to its commitment to cut the burden of red tape on businesses by 25 per cent by 2010?

Whatever else may or may not be achieved by the proposed reforms, if an actual 25 per cent cut in administrative costs is not experienced by architectural practices in complying with the Building Regulations, then pledges made by Gordon Brown and Tony Blair will have been broken. This must not be allowed to happen.

Maritz Vandenberg, London SW15

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