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According to the Telegraph, the Prime Minister is set to announce on Monday that every new home and office will legally be required to install electric vehicle charging points from the middle of 2022.

He will speak to business leaders and ask them to “deliver a new green industrial revolution”.

The adjustments to building regulations will be laid in Parliament before the end of next month.

The new legal requirement will result in up to 145,000 new electric charging points to be made before the ban on petrol and diesel cars is introduced in 2030.

The Prime Minister will tell Monday’s Confederation of British Industry annual conference: “This is a pivotal moment – we cannot go on as we are. We have to adapt our economy to the green industrial revolution.

“We have to use our massive investment in science and technology and we have to raise our productivity and then we have to get out of our way.

“We must regulate less or better and take advantage of new freedoms.”

Sir Keir Starmer is also expected to tell business leaders the Labour party is now the party of business.

He will tell business leaders: “Labour is back in business. The dual meaning is entirely deliberate. We are and always were, the party of work.

“Founded in the workplace we are the party of working people.

“And that means Labour must always be the party of business as well.”

In October Boris Johnson praised JCB for investing £100 million on a project to produce super-efficient hydrogen engines.

The Prime Minister said: “Great British manufacturers like JCB are developing innovative solutions to slash greenhouse emissions and advance the UK’s green industrial revolution.

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“It was fantastic to see JCB’s super-efficient hydrogen engines, which could overhaul UK manufacturing, help us to rapidly reach our climate targets and ramp up the UK’s hydrogen economy – an exciting area that will be essential to tackling climate change, creating new jobs and attracting investment.”

The zero-emission hydrogen technology comes as governments around the world have announced strategies to develop infrastructure to support use of hydrogen to control CO2 emissions.

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