Nice one Tom!
If it always comes down to money, then the powers that be need the rules. 0% VAT on retrofit/refurb and 20% VAT on new build. That would certainly be a start...
I was just about to comment and realised Will Jennings has beaten me to it...
I'll be joining the queue of "arrestables" at the next Rebellion in October. Hoping to see many of my fellow architects there! Best of luck with your trial Tom.
Paul Finch is an out-dated dinosaur whose opinions, (including those on womens' representation on design panels), belong in another era. This isn't an article, it is a one-sided rant that belongs in a comments section.
He completely misses the point of Extinction Rebellions actions, which were to raise awareness. They have no doubt achieved that goal. Now it is for professionals in their respective fields, lead by solid Government policy, to tackle the issues in a pragmatic and scientific manner.
P.S. We already have an efficient means of carbon capture - They are commonly referred to as trees!