The Budget shows the impact a strong campaigning voice can have on housing policy

The Budget shows the impact a strong campaigning voice can have on housing policy

By News Feed | 13 March 2020

Rishi Sunak’s Budget shows the impact that a strong campaigning voice can have on housing policy. But its gaps reveal that the campaigners shouldn’t hang up their placards just yet, argues Martin Hilditch Campaigners protesting outside the Houses of Parliament last month (picture: Lucie Heath) Sharelines This year’s Budget […] Click here to view original…

Salford tower block residents handed bills totalling £3.27m to replace Grenfell-style cladding - after government refuses to help

Salford tower block residents handed bills totalling £3.27m to replace Grenfell-style cladding – after government refuses to help

By News Feed | 13 March 2020

The Edge in Salford (Image: Vincent Cole) People living in a Salford tower block have been landed with bills totalling £3.27m to replace cladding similar to the type on Grenfell Tower. Leaseholders at The Edge – a luxury apartment block on the banks of the Irwell – have been […] Click here to view original…

What the Budget 2020 cladding announcement means:

What the Budget 2020 cladding announcement means:

By News Feed | 13 March 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget statement confirmed £1 billion of additional funding will be allocated to the removal of unsafe cladding from residential buildings taller than 18 metres, in a move that has been hailed as a “ray of light” for thousands of homeowners still living in potentially high-risk properties. […] Click here to view original…

Owners of 'fire trap' flats by Mersey see bills soar 600% in cladding scandal

Owners of ‘fire trap’ flats by Mersey see bills soar 600% in cladding scandal

By News Feed | 12 March 2020

The Deck flats in Runcorn. (Image: stuartbogg/runcornweeklynews) Residents of “fire trap” flats on the banks of the Mersey fear their home will become a “derelict development” after flammable cladding sent their insurance bills soaring by 600%. Owners of the almost 300 flats at The Decks in Runcorn have seen […] Click here to view original…

Replacing unsafe cladding in London 'will cost £4bn'

Replacing unsafe cladding in London ‘will cost £4bn’

By News Feed | 12 March 2020

London’s housing associations have identified over 2,000 buildings which need to be rectified Replacing unsafe cladding on buildings in London will cost £4bn, the capital’s housing associations estimate. The G15, made up of the city’s largest housing associations, has identified over 2,000 buildings to be rectified. They have called […] Click here to view original…

Government allocate £1bn to remove all types of dangerous cladding with New Building Safety Fund

Government allocate £1bn to remove all types of dangerous cladding with New Building Safety Fund

By gecal | 12 March 2020

The new Building Safety Fund injects new funds to solve an old problem, will it be enough? In Rishi Sunak’s first Budget speech, he announced that the Government would be introducing a new Building Safety Fund of £1bn to help cover the costs of removing all types of unsafe […] Click here to view original…

MHCLG Spokesperson Announces Change to £1bn Building Safety Fund on BBC Politics Live 12/3/20

MHCLG Spokesperson Announces Change to £1bn Building Safety Fund on BBC Politics Live 12/3/20

By News Feed | 12 March 2020
Cladding fund “does not go far enough”, say experts

Cladding fund “does not go far enough”, say experts

By News Feed | 12 March 2020

Experts and campaigners have warned the government’s new £1bn fund to remove dangerous cladding “does not go far enough” and that up to £10bn may be required. In his first Budget speech as chancellor yesterday, Rishi Sunak announced that funding would be extended to cover the removal of all […] Click here to view original…

BrumLAG reflects 24 hours after the Budget announcement

By BrumLAG | 12 March 2020

BrumLAG member talking on Free Radio

By BrumLAG | 12 March 2020