Polluter Pays evidence session at the Building Safety Bill Committee

Polluter Pays evidence session at the Building Safety Bill Committee

On Tuesday the 14th of September Steve Day and Alison Hills gave evidence at the bill committee as affected leaseholders and of course to give the committee a clearer understanding of the Polluter Pays Bill. Steve and Alison were able to speak at length about why the Polluter Pays is the right instrument as an amendment to the Building Safety Bill to deal with cost and to make sure this will never happen again.

One of the key points coming out of the session, which is not mentioned enough, is the loss of trust in the industry. It is the reason our insurance costs have shot up, it is the reason we cannot sell our homes, it is the reason why there is the introduction of a safety charge in the bill. All these problems will not be restored unless we deal with the problem at the root. We cannot let industry off with a levy and some taxes. They need to be made to pay in full for where they breached building regulations.

We would really recommend to watch the full evidence session. You can watch it here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/4ff64bdc-800f-466a-9d56-5a1f6c5722ea?in=16:09:04#player-tabs

A small segment of the evidence session, Steve talking about the lack of trust and the impact of the crisis on people living through it. Full redress is the only way to restore trust.