Politics

  • Statement on our 3 August meeting with Housing Secretary Greg Clark
    Firstly, we would like to thank the new Secretary of State for Housing, Greg Clark, for meeting us to listen to the stories of ordinary people trapped in the building safety crisis. Mr Clark told us that he considers this scandal to be the most important issue facing his department today, and one that he ...
  • Our meeting with DLUHC
    On Monday 27 June, we met with Michael Gove’s officials to follow up our meeting of 7 June prior to the Building Safety Act’s leaseholder protections coming into force the following day. We focused on the leaseholder protections and the detail that would be announced on 28 June so we could gain clarity on specific areas ...
  • Our meeting with the G15 Chair and NHF CEO
    We recently met with Kate Henderson, CEO of the National Housing Federation (NHF) and Geeta Nanda, Chair of the G15 and CEO of MTVH to discuss our ‘Dereliction of Duty’ report. Following the publication of the report both of them had issued apologies. The objective of the meeting was to get their response to our findings ...
  • Our meeting with the G15 Chair and NHF CEO
    We recently met with Kate Henderson, CEO of the National Housing Federation (NHF)  and Geeta Nanda, Chair of the G15 and CEO of MTVH to discuss our ‘Dereliction of Duty’ report. Following the publication of the report both of them had issued apologies. The objective of the meeting was to get their response to our findings ...
  • Leasehold high-rise flats: Who pays for fire safety work?
    This briefing from the House of Commons Library considers debate about responsibility for paying for fire safety works on blocks of flats in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It covers provisions in the Building Safety Act 2022. The post Leasehold high-rise flats: Who pays for fire safety work? appeared first on End Our Cladding ...
  • Our meeting with DLUHC
    On Tuesday 7 June, we met with Michael Gove’s officials to discuss our ongoing concerns around the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act, as well as to hear an update on the Act’s secondary legislation.  We focused on the various funding schemes including the lack of action on the ground following the pledges by the ...
  • Our meeting with the Housing Ombudsman
    A few weeks ago we met with Richard Blakeway, the Housing Ombudsman, to discuss the recommendations in our ‘Dereliction of Duty’ report. The Ombudsman has the power to investigate complaints about housing associations (HAs) and other registered social landlords, and can make recommendations, but unfortunately he does not have the power to enforce these recommendations. If ...
  • Building Safety Act: Q&A with Liam Spender
    The Building Safety Bill has now received Royal Assent and is due to become law shortly. On 10th May, we held a Q&A Webinar on the Building Safety Act, where Liam Spender provided an overview of the forthcoming law and impact to leaseholders and service charges. Please find the presentation Liam gave here and the ...
  • David and Goliath: SMK’s National Campaigner Awards 2022
    We’re delighted that the End Our Cladding Scandal campaign has been shortlisted in SMK’s National Campaigner Awards 2022. Our campaign has been shortlisted in the David and Goliath category, which celebrates small campaign groups that take on much bigger organisations and challenge vested power. ‘David and Goliath’ is a very apt description of our battle for ...
  • Our Letter to Rishi Sunak
    With the Building Safety Bill due to become law in the coming weeks, and with all leaseholders still not fully protected, we have written to the Chancellor to ask him to agree to the Government replacing leaseholders as the final stage of the waterfall and to provide up-front funding wherever it is required. Our view is ...