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

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By BrumLAG | 12 March 2020
Budget 2020: £1bn fund to strip cladding from tall buildings

Budget 2020: £1bn fund to strip cladding from tall buildings

By gecal | 11 March 2020

A £1bn fund to help strip combustible cladding from homes in privately owned tower blocks is “a huge step forward”, but likely to be too little and would still leave thousands of people in financial and safety limbo, leaseholders said. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, accepted demands to bail out […] Click here to view original…

Chancellor gives boost to owners of St Francis Tower flats in Ipswich

Chancellor gives boost to owners of St Francis Tower flats in Ipswich

By News Feed | 11 March 2020

Cladding is being removed from St Francis Tower. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget was full of giveaways and measures to help businesses and individuals cope with the coronavirus crisis – and possibly good news for the owners of flats in St Francis Tower in Ipswich. […] Click here to view original…

Government announces additional £1bn fund to tackle unsafe cladding

Government announces additional £1bn fund to tackle unsafe cladding

By News Feed | 11 March 2020

In his 2020 Budget , the Chancellor has today announced an additional £1bn of government funding to address the issue of unsafe cladding on high rise buildings, ending months of uncertainty for building owners and leaseholders. Up to now, the Government has provided funding to cover the cost of […] Click here to view original…

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Housing sector welcomes ‘upbeat’ Budget

By News Feed | 11 March 2020

Chancellor announces measures to boost affordable housing and remove dangerous cladding from high-rise buildings The housing sector has welcomed the decision by Rishi Sunak to use his 2020 Budget to announce a series of spending initiatives, including a £12bn five-year affordable housing programme. The funding settlement includes £9.5bn of […] Click here to view original…