Politics

  • Our Meeting with Telford Homes – June 2024
    Following our previous meeting with Telford Homes in late January, we had a follow-up meeting on 4th June to discuss progress with their building safety remediation programme. We met with Jason Newbold, Remediation Programme Director; Giorgia Sharpe, Remediation Engagement Lead; and Graeme Mitchell, Remediation Associate Director with a focus on design delivery. We discussed a wide range ...
  • Our Meeting with Taylor Wimpey – May 2024
    After recently attending Taylor Wimpey’s 2024 AGM, we arranged a follow-up meeting on 29th May to discuss the company’s building safety remediation programme in more depth.  We met with Ben Emmonds, Director of Cladding Remediation, and JohnJoe McGuigan, Senior Technical Project Manager. Four EOCS campaigners joined the meeting, including two leaseholders from Taylor Wimpey buildings in ...
  • Our Statement on Labour’s Manifesto
    Since the Grenfell catastrophe in 2017, we have welcomed the support from Labour MPs – whether that given to individual leaseholders or the Shadow Housing team’s ongoing engagement with our campaign. This included commitments made by Sir Keir Starmer in 2021 and the plan to create a “Building Works Agency” to solve the building safety crisis if ...
  • Our statement on the seventh anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire
    On the seventh anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, we continue to stand with the bereaved, residents, survivors, and wider community. The fight will not end until there is truth, justice, change – and charges. Seven years after Grenfell, residents and leaseholders of flats across the country are still paying the price for a decades-long collective ...
  • An update for shared owners
    Over the past year, we’ve raised a number of issues with the government that affect shared owners trapped in the building safety crisis. We have also raised these issues with housing associations and the LUHC Select Committee.  In December 2023, the Secretary of State intervened to address some of the issues we had raised and gave ...
  • Our Meeting with Barratt – May 2024
    Six months on from our previous meeting with Barratt, we had a follow-up meeting on 20th May to discuss progress with their building safety remediation programme. We met with Simon Kirk, Senior Operations Director for Barratt’s Building Safety Unit, and Tim Collins, Group Public Affairs Director. Four EOCS campaigners joined the meeting, including two leaseholders from ...
  • Our report from Persimmon’s 2024 AGM
    On 25th April 2024, we attended Persimmon’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) near the company’s headquarters in York. We would like to thank ShareAction for lending us a share in the company and for their ongoing support for our campaign. Since September 2023, we have attended the AGMs of seven leading developers – including Berkeley, Barratt, Redrow, ...
  • Our report from Taylor Wimpey’s 2024 AGM
    Thanks to the support of ShareAction, we were recently able to attend Taylor Wimpey’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 23rd April 2024, near the company’s headquarters in Buckinghamshire.  Nearly seven years after Grenfell, Taylor Wimpey has only started work on 30% of buildings with life-critical fire safety defects – so it is important to ensure the ...
  • Our response to DLUHC’s Call for Evidence on Jointly Owned Leases
    In a press release in November 2023, the Government promised that the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill (LFRB) would include measures to ensure “that the leaseholder protections are not unfairly weighted against those who own properties jointly”. Yet on 1st May 2024, during the Committee Stage of the Bill in the House of Lords, Baroness ...
  • Our Meeting with Vistry Group – April 2024
    On 5th April, we met Vistry Group to discuss their progress with making homes safe and how they can support leaseholders and residents through this process. The group has identified 327 buildings for fire safety remediation works so it has one of the largest programmes in the industry. Based on information from the published accounts ...