Gove’s return could mean a fight with housebuilders is on the cards

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The re-appointment of Michael Gove as housing secretary is likely to mean the return of fraught discussions with the industry about building safety costs, writes Joey Gardiner

Michael Gove does not bear much of a resemblance to the young Michael J Fox but, by re-appointing him as housing secretary, Rishi Sunak looks set to have taken the housing sector straight back to the future in policy terms.

And, while we are hardly heading to 1955 in a DeLorean, the early signs from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ (DLUHC) are that Gove is intent on reprising almost entirely his agenda from before his surprise 6 July sacking by Boris Johnson – a last-ditch attempt at a show of strength which was not enough to save the former PM.

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