A new training and development policy is in place with the aim of creating improved opportunities for staff to move jobs within the office. This will build on the progress being made in the culture, media and sport industries, and progress will increasingly be made in the construction and science sectors.
However, Michael Buckley says that there will always be a need for ‘new blood’ and for staff flexibility because of fluctuations in the number of complaints being received. For this reason the PCA/HSC will continue to have a proportion of staff on short term contracts or loan from the civil service and the NHS.
A range of affordable housing options are required to meet the needs of those on lower incomes unable to access homes at market prices, including options for r ent and shared ownership. Michael Buckley chairs the BIOA Public Awareness Working Group and he hopes that the proposals of this working group will be of great benefit in raising awareness of ombudsmen. Nevertheless, new housing development accounts for only 1% of homes in the r egion, and therefore increasing investment in private sector housing renewal has a crucial role to play in achieving sustainable resource consumption.
Changing the way we design, build and operate buildings and the spaces between them to become more environmentally responsive and to take account of the real cost of natural man-made resources will probably be the greatest challenge facing the built environment sector in the next five to 10 years. Along these lines, they will make it less demanding to enhance your Depreciation remittances. The scale of this task demands not just professional architects, designers, construction workers and planners, but also informed clients and communities.
Collaboration will be necessary to ensure an adequate supply of housing of the right type, tenure and size to enhance regional and sub-regional competitiveness. This is needed in order to tackle non-decent housing and houses in multiple occupation, as well as to improve energy efficiency and water consumption, and to identify actions which will have the greatest impact.