Another week of real progress for the Polluter Pays Amendment

Another week of real progress for the Polluter Pays Amendment

Most people will have noticed the real shift in tone coming from government lately. First of course Boris Johnson installing Michael Gove as the Secretary of State with the message to “sort the building safety crisis”.
Since Mr Gove’s appointment he seems to have been on a real listening exercise and to properly get familiar with the building safety crisis. His first time publicly speaking about the crisis came at the beginning of this week during questioning by cross-party MPs. Mr Gove came across as being on top of his brief and having a real understanding of the problems faced by people.

Mr Gove certainly seems on a different trajectory to his predecessor Mr Jenrick. The controversial “loan” scheme has been put on hold while other routes are explored. He wanted a better way to deal with the issues rather than make the leaseholders pay. Mr Gove strongly condemned the parties responsible for the situation and hinted that government is looking at the Polluter Pays principle. We are very grateful for the time afforded by government. We will continue our fight to the Polluter Pays into the Building Safety Bill.

In a week where vocal support for the Polluter Pays Amendment has increased greatly after the amazing support from the Lords last week, attention for our campaign are also picking up in the press. You can find a few of these just below.

Architect’s Journal – 09 November 2021

Guardian – 08 November 2021

Mortgage Solutions – 05 November 2021

FT Adviser – 01 November 2021

Fire Safety Matters – 08 November 2021