HIPs will result in tax windfall for government
You may be wondering why the government likes Home Information Packs so much. The answer is that they can tax you more of course. Why else would Labour like it so much?
£70 million in VAT will be collected in the first year of the scheme. After they have been completed the packs will be used to raise your council tax raising even more money. If you want you can opt not to get one and take a fine which is actually less than the price of the pack and you will be saving on your council tax.