Q: Local authorities will require more resources to cope with the extra work - where will these come from?

Posted by Peter on 23rd June 2009 at 06:54am

There should be no additional financial implications for local authorities. The money to pay for additional Building Control Inspectors will accrue from building control fees.

Some local authorities will employ electrical inspectors, whilst others will operate a system of call-off contracts.

The ODPM require that the joining and inspection fees set by the scheme operator are sufficient only to cover their costs and allow future development of the schemes.

Submitting a building control notice is likely to cost not less than 50 per job.