Explained: The Draft Building Safety Bill

The government is bringing forward changes that will improve building and fire safety, so that people will be, and will feel, safer in their homes. Background The government is bringing forward fundamental changes in the Draft Building Safety Bill that will improve building and fire safety, so that people […] Click here to view original…

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More than 50,000 living with dangerous cladding

There are 56,000 people living in buildings with unsafe Grenfell-style cladding, new analysis has revealed. Labour has warned that three years after the tragedy that claimed the lives of 72 people, three quarters of people living in buildings covered with deadly ACM cladding have still not had it removed. […] Click here to view original…

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In the March 2020 budget, the government announced that it will provide £1 billion in 2020 to 2021 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding system on residential buildings 18 metres and over in both the private and social housing sectors. The government is now asking potential applicants […] Click here to view original…

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Shabana writes to FCA on cladding insurance response

Shabana has been supporting those affected by the cladding scandal in Parliament. Shabana has written again to the Financial Conduct Authority on the cladding scandal, after a disappointing response to her letter calling for an investigation into the conduct of insurers. In March, Shabana wrote to the Financial Conduct […] Click here to view original…

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Dr David Hancock and Faithful + Gould brought in to project manage replacement of dangerous cladding during covid-19 pandemic The government has brought in the chair of the government construction board to lead efforts to ensure work to replace unsafe cladding continues during the coronavirus pandemic . The Cabinet […] Click here to view original…

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New fire safety programme to cover more buildings

All resi buildings above six storeys will now be covered by new regulator, while buildings above 11m will need sprinklers A new government fire safety regime for residential buildings will cover all buildings above six storeys, and will see sprinklers banned on all buildings above 11m, the government said […] Click here to view original…

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