Today we have written to Andrea Leadsom as continuing Business Secretary, Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick, and their Junior Ministers.
In these letters we outline areas of policy that require urgent action now the election is over. Also outlined in our manifesto briefing these include:
- Ensure close alignment of product and environmental legalisation with the EU post Brexit
- Work with BEAMA to alleviate investment pressures for the UK energy sector, specifically the supply chain for transmission and distribution equipment, in order to progress the significant investment required to deliver on the energy system requirements for net-zero.
- Transition UK homes to become ultra-efficient and use low carbon heat - upholding the current proposals under the future homes standard and setting ambition high in this round of the building regulations review
- ensure indoor air quality improvement is a government priority
- continue work on improving electrical safety standards and regulatory enforcement in UK homes and across the industry.
These core 5 urgent areas of policy form the key focus for BEAMA's continued work throughout 2020 and we will maintain and increase our level of engagement with Government on these agendas throughout the year. 2020 is set to be a significant year of change, whether Brexit, the evolving low carbon policy agenda and higher levels of enforcement in the market to uphold safety standards within industry. We cannot deny that some of these, most notably Brexit, may place huge pressures on our members business and so we will be starting the year in earnest to ensure our members' voices are heard, and that the UK manufacturing sector remains a prosperous industry and a key sector in our transition to net-zero.BEAMA post-election letter to BEIS
BEAMA post-election letter to MHCLG
BEAMA pre-election briefing 2019