CPA Responds on Michael Gove MP Letter

We received a letter over the weekend from the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to “set out the contribution that cladding and insulation manufacturers will need to make to fixing the crisis” involving leaseholders and cladding remediation.

This letter follows similar correspondence and meetings with representatives of the housebuilding sector, as well as statements the Minister made in the House of Commons.

We have had the benefit of several meetings with the Minister’s Residents Voice and the Building Safety Levy team over the past weeks, that have helped them understand the complexity of the issues and market participants involved. That team has nonetheless made clear the Minister’s ambitions and has requested our cooperation in planning a meeting with him and some relevant construction product manufacturers to discuss the matter further. We have asked for a separate meeting to clarify the details behind the government’s proposals.

With all this in mind we are happy to work with government and our members in the spirit of cooperation to address these issues.

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