Our Meeting with Barratt – November 2023

After we recently attended Barratt’s 2023 AGM, we arranged a follow-up meeting to discuss their building safety remediation programme in more depth.

We met with David Thomas, Barratt’s Group CEO; Brian Lochead, Director of Barratt’s Building Safety Unit; and Tim Collins, Group Public Affairs Director. Four EOCS campaigners joined the meeting, including two leaseholders from Barratt buildings in Woolwich and Wimbledon, which helped to illustrate some of the broader issues with specific practical examples.

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Our report from Barratt’s 2023 AGM

It’s almost two years since Michael Gove announced a “reset” of the Government’s approach to the building safety crisis, with a principle of “protecting leaseholders and making industry pay” – but there is still a very long way to go until most leaseholders can get their lives back. We will be engaging directly with several key developers in the coming months, to urge them to make homes safe at the pace leaseholders and residents need and deserve, while ensuring leaseholders are not left with liability for any other costs.

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End Our Cladding Scandal Manifesto

Everyone deserves a safe home in which to live, work, care for our families and make plans for our future. A safe home is the foundation for building a life in which we can all fulfil our potential.

Yet more than six years after the Grenfell tragedy, hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in unsafe and unsellable flats.

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