In the Stern Review on climate change we are sternly (ahem) informed that we must abjure planning as a method of beating climate change. It’s inefficient compared with market processes. Inefficient things are more expensive, therefore if we tackle the problem in an inefficient manner we will do less of it. Resources are, after all, scarce.
So, a question about the efficiency of government planning on climate change. We’re told that gas boilers will be made illegal. That all such will have to be removed from UK housing within the next 15 years or so.
An idiot decision but there it is.
So, all gas boilers must be checked once a year by Corgi qualified gas engineers.
Government, that fount of joined up planning. Is it currently, still, training people to become these Corgi trained gas engineers who will not be needed in 15 tears time? Do we still have the NVQ in gas boilers? Apprenticeship schemes subsidised by the apprenticeship levy?
That is, can government find its own arse with two hands?