National Housing Federation response to the Queen’s Speech

14 October 2019

Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, said:

“Today’s building safety proposals from the Government are very welcome – fixing the broken regulatory system must be a top priority for ministers.

“However, ensuring that every building is safe requires more than a new regulator. The Government also has to make sure that funding is available to meet the cost of essential safety works where the regulatory system has failed. They also must provide clarity and coordination on how these works are to be carried out. This would enable housing associations to complete them as quickly as possible, and continue their other important work building new social housing.

“The Budget on 6 November is the Government’s opportunity to make sure that this money is in place, as well as much-needed funding for new social housing.”