Electrical Safety First's response to the Social Housing White Paper published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

19 November 2020

Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First commented: “The Government's announcement of a new consultation on electrical safety in the social housing sector provides a much needed opportunity for the Government to end the tenure lottery that currently exists. The protection that electrical safety checks afford those in privately rented homes should be extended to those living in social housing. Our soon to be published Social Housing report shows huge support from the social sector to introduce better electrical safety measures and the Government should look to adopt these as soon as possible. In the light of tragedies such as Grenfell more must be done to prevent electrical fires occurring in the future.”