Hips report ‘buried’

According to the Conservatives, Communities and Local Government have ‘buried’ a report into home information packs (Hips). The Tories say the report - which revealed that the packs made the buying and selling process more complicated, showed that few people bothered to read one in any details, and did not cover everything or were unreliable – merely serves to show that the packs have undermined the housing market and increased the cost of buying and selling. Despite some less than flattering descriptions, ministers have decided not to review their use until 2017.