The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has recentley been approached by a GGF member to undertake legal action against the government regarding Green Deal and the potential adverse impact this scheme could have on the replacement window and door industry.
After very careful consideration the GGF Officers, the Group Chief Executive and Deputy CEO of the federation have decided that supporting legal action of this nature would be inappropriate for a trade federation such s the GGF.
The primary reason for this decision is due to the prospect any legal action would likely make the Federation subject to sub judice. This would mean the GGF could not communicate with any Government departments and therefor be legally bound not to represent any of their members on any issue to government.
This week, the GGF sent a letter by email to all its members which comprehensively explained the decision not to support legal action against the Government over Green Deal.
Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive commented, ” Any egal action against the Government by the federation would ruin our strong relationship with the relevant Government Departments that have built up over many years. Its the GGF’s responsability to constantly engage with Government ministers and represent our members on the many political and legislative issues affecting our industry.”
The GGF remains cautious on whether Green Deal will work for the replacement glazing industry, however the Federation will continue to work with Government and other relevant organisations to try and make Green Deal work for GGF members regardless of size, status or profile.
For further information please visit the GGF website www.ggf.org.uk