Robert Jenrick: Why department is setting up HQ here in Wolverhampton

Government Communities Minister Robert Jenrick reveals why he is moving out of London. Robert Jenrick From the moment the Prime Minister came into office, he’s shown his determination to level up the country and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of where they live. The importance […] Click here to view original…

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Estate agencies slammed over property listings that ignored cladding crisis

Several estate agencies have taken down listings after they were revealed to have been promoting homes for sale within a tower block adversely affected by the cladding scandal. Branches of Romans and Winkworth in Basingstoke along with three local/hybrid agencies including Vesta, British Homesellers and Express have listed properties […] Click here to view original…

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“We all bought our homes in good faith and deserve a right to be safe in our homes.” Jenny Reid, from the Birmingham Leaseholder Action Group, says £3.5bn in extra govt funding for building safety still “seriously underestimates the size and scale of the issue”

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Thousands of new hospitals, flats and schools at risk of fire

Nick Kirwin paid £160,000 for a new flat in Manchester but doesn’t know whether the cladding and insulation are safe A new block at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a school in Boris Johnson’s constituency are among nearly 1,400 public buildings with walls that could have fire risks, an […] Click here to view original…

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RICS issues cladding guidance for public consultation

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued proposed guidance for public consultation, stating that on buildings over six storeys there should be no cladding or curtain wall glazing on the building. For buildings of five or six storeys, the guidance proposes that there should not be a […] Click here to view original…

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Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks

image captionFlat owners have been organising fire safety checks Fire safety inspections have uncovered hundreds of blocks of flats in England and Wales with faulty or missing fire prevention measures, the BBC has found. Flat owners have been looking for evidence of unsafe cladding in the wake of the […] Click here to view original…

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