Politics

  • Building Safety Bill: McPartland-Smith Amendments
    This is a guide to the McPartland-Smith amendments to the Building Safety Bill, as at 27 July 2021. We recommend that you read it together with the amendments. Many thanks to Liam Spender for providing this helpful summary. The Building Safety Bill is a wide-ranging reform of the rules around planning, construction and occupation of “higher-risk ...
  • Summary of Meeting Between Resident Groups, Lord Greenhalgh and MHCLG
    Government announcement on withdrawal of Consolidated Advice Note (CAN) We met with Lord Greenhalgh and MHCLG officials on 22 July. Our detailed notes of the meeting are below. We expect the next meeting to take place after the summer recess. Our previous meeting with MHCLG was on 26 May (see meeting notes); you may also want to check ...
  • EOCS Statement – EWS1 Requirements – Building Safety Bill
    We cautiously welcome today’s shock government announcement on EWS1 and the need to inject some much-needed common sense into how building safety is being handled for low- and medium-rise apartment buildings – a true and proportionate risk-based approach is something we have been calling for since we relaunched our campaign. But we’ve been here before. In ...
  • EOCS Statement – EWS1 Requirements – Building Safety Bill
    We cautiously welcome today’s shock government announcement on EWS1 and the need to inject some much-needed common sense into how building safety is being handled for low- and medium-rise apartment buildings – a true and proportionate risk-based approach is something we have been calling for since we relaunched our campaign. But we’ve been here before. In ...
  • #LeaseholdersTogether Rally: 16 September 2021
    We’re delighted to say that our #LeaseholdersTogether rally will now be held on Thursday 16 September 2021 in Parliament Square, London. The joint rally will see the End Our Cladding Scandal campaign join forces with the National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) and charity Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, two organisations that have paved the way for leasehold reform in recent years.   Our fight is not just about cladding. ...
  • EOCS Response to the Building Safety Bill
    The Building Safety Bill offers the unique chance for the Government to finally take control of the building safety crisis and, once and for all, to help leaseholders who, through no fault of their own, have found themselves physically, financially and mentally trapped. Unfortunately, the Government still seems scared of getting a grip on this ...
  • Letter to Boris Johnson
    End Our Cladding Scandal campaigners and supporters have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson begging him to end the building safety crisis. The letter urges the Prime Minister to do one thing immediately: establish a Building Safety Delivery Group comprising those, including leaseholders, who have a direct role in resolving this crisis. This group would focus ...
  • Leaseholders Together Rally: Latest Update
    It’s with a very heavy heart that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the LeaseholdersTogether rally originally planned for 15 July 2021 following the latest extension of Covid-19 restrictions. You will no doubt be disappointed – we certainly are. A huge amount of time and energy has already been spent planning this event, but ...
  • Meeting with Lord Greenhalgh and MHCLG officials
    On Wednesday 26 May, we met with Lord Greenhalgh and members of MHCLG’s Building Safety Team to discuss progress. Once again, the meeting was not short of agenda items and there was a lot to cover. We made it clear that we wanted Lord Greenhalgh and members of the Building Safety Team at MHCLG to answer ...
  • ‘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 ...