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End Our Cladding Scandal Birmingham Summit on Capitol Radio

By News Feed | 23 October 2020

Telling the housing minister Lord Greenhalgh about their dangerous cladding!

Birmingham Cladding Scandal Summit 22 Oct 2020

By News Feed | 22 October 2020

Roundtable discussion on the cladding scandal with affected residents, Lord Greenhalgh, Minister for Building Safety and Communities, Mike Amesbury MP, Shadow Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and Birmingham MPs.

Feature: Flat owners caught in mortgage trap

Feature: Flat owners caught in mortgage trap

By News Feed | 12 October 2020

The Grenfell fire tragedy of June 2017, in which 72 people died, has highlighted fire safety issues with thousands of blocks of flats, exposed decades of lax building controls, and shone a light on a construction sector that focused on building properties fast and cheap. The fire spread quickly […] Click here to view original…

BBC Radio WM

End our cladding scandal BrumLAG Interview on BBC Radio WM

By BrumLAG | 28 September 2020

A campaign group in Birmingham BrumLAG are part of a national campaign to ask the Government to #EndOurCladdingScandal!

End Our Cladding Scandal Video

By BrumLAG | 27 September 2020

You said leaseholders should not pay, yet we still are…

We demand action via these 10 steps:

By BrumLAG | 27 September 2020

We demand action, via these 10 steps: The government must lead an urgent national effort to remove all dangerous cladding from buildings by June 2022 The Building Safety Fund must cover all buildings, regardless of height, and a range of internal and external fire safety defects not just cladding The government should provide the money…

The next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

The next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

By News Feed | 27 September 2020

Inside Housing has joined with residents of buildings with dangerous cladding to call for the government to lead an “urgent, national effort” to end the scandal that has left tens of thousands of buildings nationwide clad in dangerous materials and residents asked to pay. With tens of thousands of […] Click here to view original…

CAMPAIGN: Clear The Cladding and make buildings safe

By News Feed | 25 September 2020

Today we’re launching #ClearTheCladding as millions of people are still trapped in flammable buildings over three years after Grenfell Today we’re launching #ClearTheCladding as millions of people are still trapped in flammable buildings over three years after the Grenfell tragedy. 72 people were killed in the fire and afterwards […] Click here to view original…

BBC Radio WM

BrumLAG Interview on BBC Radio WM

By News Feed | 31 July 2020

A campaign group in Birmingham says it’s worried there may be dozens of buildings in the city with cladding issues that aren’t being identified – that could leave flat owners seriously out of pocket.

Cladding Action Groups on Radio 4 You and Yours consumer affairs programme

By BrumLAG | 21 May 2020

Government

Cladding safety fund questioned by Shadow Housing Minister one year on from Cube fire

Cladding safety fund questioned by Shadow Housing Minister one year on from Cube fire

By News Feed | 17 November 2020

The Cube Fire. Credit GMFRS SHADOW housing minister Mike Amesbury has raised concerns over the “serious limitations” of the Government’s building safety fund one year on from the fire that ripped through The Cube building in Bolton . More than 200 people were inside the student tower block when […] Click here to view original…

Social Housing White Paper to be published this week

Social Housing White Paper to be published this week

By News Feed | 16 November 2020

The government will publish its much-anticipated Social Housing White Paper this week, Inside Housing understands. Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

Council calls for urgent action to address the Cladding Scandal

Council calls for urgent action to address the Cladding Scandal

By News Feed | 12 November 2020

At a meeting the full Council yesterday (11 November 2020), Leeds City Council approved a motion we have been calling for as local Councillors – a motion to demand the Government protects residents in Hunslet and Riverside Ward and across Leeds who have been impacted by the scandal of […] Click here to view original…

Flat worth £0 due to flammable cladding forces couple to delay starting family

Flat worth £0 due to flammable cladding forces couple to delay starting family

By News Feed | 3 November 2020

Abigail Tubis, 30, and her husband tried to sell their flat and move out last year (Picture: Chris Leah) A young couple have been unable to start a family after discovering their first home is worthless due to a number of fire safety issues – including flammable cladding. Abigail […] Click here to view original…

Almost 150 buildings still wrapped in Grenfell-style flammable cladding – more than three years after the disaster

Almost 150 buildings still wrapped in Grenfell-style flammable cladding – more than three years after the disaster

By News Feed | 30 October 2020

By Jessie Mathewson, Local Democracy Reporter Londoners’ lives are “at risk” because of failures to reform building regulations in the wake of Grenfell Tower fire, Sadiq Khan has warned. The Mayor blamed the Government and building companies for letting down the Grenfell community by not acting swiftly enough. Mr […] Click here to view original…

Building safety minister criticised after he says leaseholders will have to pay some cladding costs

Building safety minister criticised after he says leaseholders will have to pay some cladding costs

By News Feed | 20 October 2020

Residents trapped in blocks with dangerous cladding have reacted angrily to comments from the building safety minister after he said the government expects leaseholders to pay for some of the remediation costs to make their buildings safe… Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

Government must foot £15billion bill to fix unsafe cladding on 1.5million homes, says TV property expert Phil Spencer

Government urged to foot £15bn bill to fix unsafe cladding

By News Feed | 12 October 2020

Phil Spencer is calling on the government to take control of the growing cladding crisis by providing the funds required to fix the situation. Three years on from the tragic Grenfell fire, an estimated 2,000 high risk residential buildings still have combustible cladding on them, and the problem simply […] Click here to view original…

Government aware 'punitive' cladding fund would exclude certain leaseholders, policy document shows

Government aware ‘punitive’ cladding fund would exclude certain leaseholders, policy document shows

By News Feed | 11 October 2020

The government was aware that its Building Safety Fund would exclude certain leaseholders in a way which would be perceived as “punitive”, documents released in a failed legal challenge to the fund reveal. Residents of the Skyline Central 1 building in Manchester launched a judicial review against ministers in […] Click here to view original…

Government must foot £15billion bill to fix unsafe cladding on 1.5million homes, says TV property expert Phil Spencer

Government must foot £15billion bill to fix unsafe cladding on 1.5million homes, says TV property expert Phil Spencer

By News Feed | 9 October 2020

TV property expert Phil Spencer says the Government needs to pay the bill to renovate up to 1.5million homes with unsafe cladding. He said the situation ‘cannot resolve itself’ and that houseowners – who bought their homes without knowing they were built using dangerous materials – cannot afford to […] Click here to view original…

We can't move because of cladding chaos: How 1.5m homeowners could be stuck for TEN YEARS in unsellable tower block flats

We can’t move because of cladding chaos: How 1.5m homeowners could be stuck for TEN YEARS in unsellable tower block flats

By News Feed | 5 October 2020

When Keeba Critchlow picked up the keys to her first home in 2014 she was thrilled at becoming a homeowner. Not for a moment did she envisage the nightmare that would await her six years on – unable to sell her one-bedroom flat as a result of red tape […] Click here to view original…

Video

Event Name Westminster Hall
House Commons
Event Location Westminster Hall
Event Type Second chamber
Date Wed 12 Feb 2020
Start Time 15:10:00
End Time 15:13:44

From Birmingham Live Article 4 March 2020

#CladdingScandal Rally at Westminster 24 February 2020