Building safety crisis update

 

16 June 2021

We’re continuing to push for greater government support for leaseholders and housing associations to get through the building safety crisis.

We’re a member of the G15, the group of London’s largest housing associations. G15 members have recently joined forces with the UK Cladding Action Group (UKCAG), which represents residents affected by this crisis, to coordinate our lobbying efforts.

The G15 and UKCAG have jointly written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to call for further government action on building safety.

You can read the letter in full here.

The letter has received national press coverage, including an article published in The Times.

We’ve urged government to take a proportionate approach to risk and building safety measures, such as waking watches, to avoid costly measures being introduced that could be unnecessary.

We're also urging the government to publish its response to the consultation on fire safety and risk prioritisation, which closed in February 2020.

Our G15 Chief Executives, including Optivo CEO Paul Hackett, are also continuing to meet with MPs.