MP’s Notebook: Vaccinations, cladding and decluttering

Cllr Judith Blake is stepping down as the Leader of Leeds City Council following her appointment to the House of Lords. I have had the privilege of working with Judith over many years in her roles both as a Middleton Ward councillor and as Council Leader and I just […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell cladding email: Keep poor test 'confidential'

PA Media A technical manager at the maker of the Grenfell Tower cladding told colleagues poor fire test results on the product needed to be kept “very confidential”. The request, in capital letters, was in an email sent in 2010 and produced at the public inquiry into the 2017 […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell cladding fears are allayed

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Housing minister defends 18m funding rule for cladding despite widespread criticism

Northern Ireland eviction protections extended until end of September Analysis reveals landlords slowest to comply with Housing Ombudsman orders What do the changes to the Fire Safety Bill mean? Arconic allowed post-Grenfell certificate for cladding to repeat false fire test claim Church of England poised to make ‘widespread and […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell cladding boss denies ‘deliberate concealment’ of test results

British regulator was not told by Arconic of combustible panels’ ‘disastrous’ 2005 test failure, inquiry hears The president of Arconic has denied that it was “deliberate concealment” not to tell British regulators that its cladding product had burned in a test, the Grenfell inquiry has heard. Arconic president Claude […] Click here to view original…

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The group added that it was implementing widespread changes to its insulation board division practices including the publication of all fire test reports Kingspan says it supplied 5% of cladding at Grenfell Tower Kingspan PLC ( LON:KGP ) has apologised for what it says was “unacceptable employee conduct at […] Click here to view original…

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G15 landlord sues cladding contractor for £8m

Welsh renters given stronger protections against Section 21 evictions Chartering a better future for residents Work with women who need flexibility, instead of making them fit a mould Senior BRE technician denies knowledge of secret fire-resisting boards in Grenfell insulation test Fire in housing association home kills two adults […] Click here to view original…

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