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Barratt boss takes home £3.7m bonus amid fury as cladding scandal continues

By News Feed | 28 September 2021

David Thomas picked up £2.91million in bonuses on top of his £757,000 pay The boss of Britain’s biggest homes firm netted £3.7million this year – as many cladding scandal victims were facing bankruptcy. Barratt chief David Thomas, 58, picked up £2.91million in bonuses on top of his £757,000 pay, […]Click here to view original web…

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Government reveals use of external cladding systems in Scotland

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

The Scottish Government has released a report on the use of external high pressure laminate (HPL) cladding system across a number of sectors in Scotland. Following a data collection exercise involving both residential and non-residential buildings, it was found that a total of 393 buildings had external HPL cladding […] Click here to view original…

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Fire Brigade Union calls for more to be done to help people ‘trapped’ by the cladding crisis

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

Fire Brigade Union calls for more to be done to help people ‘trapped’ by the cladding crisis 1 A union has called for more to be done to help people ‘trapped’ by the cladding crisis. A motion was put forward by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) during the Labour […] Click here to view original…

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Labour conference agrees motion to fight cladding scandal

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

The Labour Party has backed action in relation to the building safety crisis that has arisen since Grenfell, calling for “sustained investment” in public services that could help resolve the crisis and prevent it continuing in new buildings. The party took the step through the passing of a motion […] Click here to view original…

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Labour conference agrees motion to fight cladding scandal

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

lpost logo The Labour Party has backed action in relation to the building safety crisis that has arisen since Grenfell, calling for “sustained investment” in public services that could help resolve the crisis and prevent it continuing in new buildings. The party took the step through the passing of […] Click here to view original…

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Recladding works agreed for Llandaff North flats

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

Cardiff Council has confirmed its commitment to delivering recladding works to three of the authority’s high rise blocks, which had cladding removed after the Grenfell tragedy. Llandaff North’s Lydstep Flats are home to 126 households, and make up three of five council high rises which the local authority intends […] Click here to view original…

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Revealed: Waterfront flats to be wrapped in ‘breathable’ material while cladding replaced

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

Fire safety issues were uncovered at the Orwell Quay complex in Ipswich earlier this year. Inset: Tom Hunt MP and buy-to-let owner Terry Colthorpe Apartment blocks on Ipswich’s flagship Waterfront are set to be cloaked in netting-style material while its ‘high-risk’ Grenfell-style cladding is replaced, it can be revealed. […] Click here to view original…

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Developers criticised for “stockpiling” land to be taxed under new legislation

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

Draft legislation has been published for a new tax that will be levied on large developers’ profits from buying and selling land with planning applications, to contribute to the government’ s cladding remediation costs. Rishi Sunak is set to announce the tax on developers with profits over £25 million […] Click here to view original…

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Second phase of Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry resumes: the judicial fraud continues

By News Feed | 27 September 2021

After five weeks’ summer recess, over three years of hearings, and over four years since the June 2017 criminal fire that killed 72 people in a tower block in the middle of London, the Grenfell fire inquiry resumed this month with no end in sight. With blanket immunity granted […] Click here to view original…

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Fire industry responds to the Building Safety Bill

By News Feed | 26 September 2021

The Building Safety Bill was recently put forward to parliament, after a long period of consultation. Said to be bringing the biggest improvements to building safety in a generation – and with many of the changes related to the fallout of Grenfell and its subsequent inquiries to ensure fire […] Click here to view original…

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Flat owners pin hopes on Gove to fix Britain’s cladding crisis

By News Feed | 26 September 2021

Upon his appointment as the new Housing Secretary, Michael Gove’s brief was made clear. The former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was told that the first and foremost item in his in-tray was the cladding crisis which continues to affect hundreds of thousands of residents and property owners. […] Click here to view original…

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Owners face new trap in their bid to sell flats hit by Grenfell cladding crisis

By News Feed | 26 September 2021

Thousands of people are stuck in flats they cannot sell or remortgage despite government efforts to persuade banks to drop fire-safety cladding checks on low-rise buildings. The government announced in July that external wall surveys, or EWS1 certificates, which have become commonplace since the Grenfell disaster , would no […] Click here to view original…