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The plan to save the seat of democracy

We will transform the Palace of Westminster, home of the Houses of Parliament, to be fit for the future as the working home for our democracy. It will be welcoming to all and a celebration of our rich heritage. At every stage we will ensure value for money for the taxpayer.

Everyone will move out of the Palace so the biggest heritage restoration ever undertaken in the UK can begin. The first essential step is to create temporary homes for the Commons and Lords.

Restoring the Palace

Work has started on extensive surveys and inspections throughout the Palace to better understand the condition of the building.

Protecting the heritage collections

The Palace is home to thousands of treasures and an archive dating back to the 15th century. All these items will be protected.