Politics

  • ‘We Are Trapped’ Film Projection
    On 8 June, the stories of innocent leaseholders blighted by the building safety scandal were projected onto the side of the Houses of Parliament. The specially commissioned film features four affected leaseholders literally imprisoned behind cladding, highlighting their ever-increasing sense of feeling trapped, calling for those responsible to be truly held to account. Special thanks to Grenfell ...
  • Local Developer Protests
    Want to hit your developer where it hurts? Target their future sales!Join leaseholders across the country on 5 June 2021 as they protest outside new home sales offices. It’s time to take the fight to the developers and protest outside sales offices up and down the country because money is the only language these corporations understand. Next ...
  • #LeaseholdersTogether Rally: 15 July 2021
    National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) and all the End Our Cladding Scandal partners are joining forces for a #LeaseholdersTogether rally to be held on 15 July 2021 in Central London.  Announcement from UKCAG We’re excited to be working alongside the National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) and all the End Our Cladding Scandal campaign partners on a #LeaseholdersTogether rally to be held ...
  • Fire Safety Bill: EOCS Official Statment
    Despite our best efforts the Fire Safety Bill has passed without amendment. The Government has fought hard against amendments put forward to save leaseholders from widespread bankruptcy and financial ruin caused by bad regulations, corporate malfeasance and shoddy building work. If only they had bothered to work half as hard to protect us. This Bill pulls ...
  • Consultation on New Residential Property Developer Tax
    On 10 February 2021, the Government announced that it would introduce a new Residential Property Developer Tax as part of its Building Safety Package. The Government is now consulting on the design of that tax ahead of its inclusion in the 2021-22 Finance Bill. The consultation runs until 22 July 2021. We are extremely concerned that ...
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report Published
    The Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee has issued a cladding remediation follow-up report. We support the recommendations of the Committee. Since 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee has undertaken a range of work focused on building safety. A ...
  • Consultation on New Code of Practice for External Walls
    The Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on a new code of practice to assess external walls and cladding systems. The deadline to comment is 20 May 2021. Read the MHCLG press release View the consultation Ideally this consultation should have happened and a code of practice developed before the EWS1 form was launched ...
  • EOCS Insurance Meeting with ABI and BIBA
    EOCS campaigners met representatives from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) along with Lord Greenhalgh and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) civil servants on March 11th. We had been pushing for this meeting for months without much success and were kindly assisted in arranging it by ...
  • Cladding Crisis Brought All My Fears to the Surface
    I bought my apartment in 2018 as a first-time buyer. It took two jobs, a nine-to-five and an evening shift, to get a deposit. After a bad experience buying a flat off-plan (which ended with going to court to get my deposit back), I thought a flat that was built and ready to move into ...
  • Awake Again at 4am
    It’s 4am and I’m wide awake. I feel pressure on my chest, like someone is standing on it and I’m finding it hard to breathe properly. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt like this. I know I shouldn’t, but I reach for my phone and open Twitter. I realise I’m not the only one ...