With the Conservative leadership race in full swing, it will be a few more weeks before the UK finds out who the new Prime Minister will be, which will inevitably be followed by a cabinet re-shuffle.
While all the political activity is going on, the GGF Political Strategy Committee met on 1st July to discuss the status, progress and future plans for the GGF’s campaigns on fire safety, skills and training, energy efficiency. The GGF’s communications to Government departments on all three major campaigns is now on hold until early August when the cabinet re-shuffle is expected to be completed.
Kevin Buckley, GGF Chief Executive commented, “We are anticipating changes in the Cabinet when the new Prime Minister is elected. When the new appointments are made we will then approach the decision makers with fresh communications on our campaigns. In the meantime, we will continue to cascade any relevant information on our main three campaigns, plus Brexit and glazing in conservation areas as and when we have it.”
As part of the GGF’s Fire Safety campaign, next week, Adrian Blaydon, GGF Technical Officer will present on “The importance of fire resistant glazing” at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fire Safety in the House of Commons.
Also this month, the GGF will attend meetings will political partners Construction Products Association (CPA) and the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) on shared political goals such as improving fire safety and energy efficiency in buildings as well as looking for ways to tackle the increasing problems around skilled labour shortages and training for the industry.
There will be a full update and presentation on all of the GGF’s political activity at the next joint meeting of the Window and Door Group and Conservatory Association in Solihull on the 8th August. If you wish to attend this meeting please contact Bridie Joyce, Home Improvement Secretary via email firstname.lastname@example.org.