Nicola Sturgeon's constituents in cladding insurance fight

More than 100 structures over 18 metres tall in Scotland are believed to have been clad with materials such as aluminium composite, which fuelled the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 Thousands of residents across Scotland, including in Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency, are fighting to insure their homes amid concerns over […] Click here to view original…

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Thousands of new hospitals, flats and schools at risk of fire

Nick Kirwin paid £160,000 for a new flat in Manchester but doesn’t know whether the cladding and insulation are safe A new block at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a school in Boris Johnson’s constituency are among nearly 1,400 public buildings with walls that could have fire risks, an […] Click here to view original…

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New proposals put forward to significantly reduce number of buildings requiring EWS checks

Wave of Conservative MPs back amendment to protect leaseholders from cladding costs Disabled leaseholders demand meeting with Jenrick over cladding issues Government ministers and officials told to give evidence to Grenfell inquiry Hundreds evacuated from council-owned block following gas leak Grenfell Inquiry restart delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions Minister […] Click here to view original…

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London Mayor calls for levy on private developers to fund building safety

MAYOR OF London Sadiq Khan has proposed that the Government introduce a “groundbreaking levy” on major private property developers that could raise £3 billion to address the “rampant inequality” in building safety standards and fund vital cladding replacement work on properties across the capital. Three-and-a-half years after the tragic […] Click here to view original…

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Homeowners in dangerous buildings are being hit with crippling bills because ministers have ‘buried their heads in the sand’ since the Grenfell disaster. About four million people are affected, with more than a million flat-owners paying £2.2billion a year for safety measures and extra insurance. The scandal, which has […] Click here to view original…

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