Housing: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his 21 November 2020 announcement entitled Government steps in to help homeowners caught up in EWS1 process, what recent estimate he has made of the number of buildings awaiting a survey; and what his timeframe is for resolving that backlog.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The EWS1 process is not a Government form or regulatory requirement, and the Department does not hold data on its use. Government has announced the provision of £700,000 funding to train more assessors. This will help speed up valuations where EWS1 forms are justified.

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