Yesterday the Construction Products Association met with the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to discuss his demand for a contribution he believes that cladding and insulation manufacturers will need to make to help fix the crisis currently impacting leaseholders of buildings that require remediation.  The meeting was also attended by Lord Stephen Greenhalgh (the Minister for Building Safety and Fire), members of the department’s Residents Voice and Building Safety Levy team, and a handful of CPA company members within the cladding and insulation sector who were directly invited by the department.

Reiterating what he wrote to the CPA before the meeting, the Minister made clear that he is expecting a clear commitment from the (cladding and insulation) sector to make financial contributions in this year and in subsequent years, as he has already asked property developers to do.  The CPA’s response to that same letter can be found here.

Subsequent meetings between the CPA and DLUHC are expected over the coming weeks in order to discuss and study the matter further.  FIS is an active member of CPA and through this membership, our members access additional technical support and market intelligence as well as benefit from representative support from this umbrella body.  If you have any points to make on the letter or the CPA response, don’t hesitate to contact Iain McIlwee, FIS CEO (  Iain is currently a Vice Chair of the CPA.

CPA Chief Executive Peter Caplehorn has been invited to give oral evidence at a meeting of the House of Commons Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee, on the subject of “Building Safety:  Remediation and Funding”, and relates to the CPA’s recent meeting with Secretary of State Michael Gove.  The session is planned for Monday, 31 January at 4pm.  Click here for further information and to watch the session.

For the FIS response to the initial open letter from Secretary of State Michael Gove, click here