GGF announces fresh approach to new cabinet following election of Boris Johnson

  • 23 Jul 2019

Glass and Glazing Federation has announced a fresh approach ahead of the imminent Cabinet re-shuffle after Boris Johnson is elected the new Prime Minister of the UK.

With all the Westminster political activity ongoing, 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, and energy efficiency.

Kevin Buckley, GGF Chief Executive comments: “Now that the new Prime Minister has been elected, we are anticipating changes to the Cabinet. When the new appointments are finalised – hopefully in the next few weeks – then we will approach the relevant ministers and key decision makers with fresh communications on our campaigns. In the meantime, we will continue to cascade any relevant information on the campaigns, Brexit and glazing in conservation areas as and when we have it.”

As part of the GGF’s Fire Safety campaign, Adrian Blaydon, GGF Technical Officer presented on “The Importance of Fire Resistant Glazing” at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fire Safety in the House of Commons on 9th July.

On his presentation Adrian said: “It was a great opportunity to present the case for Fire Resistant Glazing to a meeting of such passionate advocates of fire safety. It was also extremely encouraging that despite the events currently occurring within parliament, that MPs had certainly not lost focus on this life safety – and potentially life-threatening – issue.”

Also this month, the GGF has attended meetings with political partners Construction Products Association (CPA) and the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) on shared political goals such as fire safety and improving 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. All GGF Members are welcome to attend this meeting and should contact [email protected] if they wish to attend.


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