Robert Jenrick – 2021 Comments on the Waking Watch Relief Fund

The comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on 31 January 2021.

We know many people are anxious about the costs of waking watches, which was always only intended as an interim measure while historic safety issues were fixed.

This fund will relieve the financial pressure on residents in these buildings and ensure they will be kept safe. I encourage those who are eligible not to delay and start their applications swiftly so we can distribute the funds as quickly as possible.