Bellway recovers after profits hit by Covid-19 and Grenfell cladding measures

Housebuilder Bellway has seen profits slump by nearly two-thirds after lockdown knocked sales and it took a near-£50 million hit over potentially unsafe cladding in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. The Newcastle-based group booked a £46.8 million charge to meet new fire and safety standards on apartment blocks […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell cladding scandal exposed as 1.5million trapped in fire risk hell

Rhiannon Creasey faced £45,000 after her block failed a safety test. She is pictured outside the North London block where she bought her apartment after construction was completed in 2014. A recent survey shows the cladding on the building does not pass fire safety checks and could cost millions […] Click here to view original…

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Fatcat developers created our housing crisis. Here's how to stop them

If you want to see who influences the government, you can do worse than look at Whitehall’s neighbours. In a grand Victorian building opposite the House of Commons in Parliament Square stands the headquarters of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors . With a history dating back to 1792, […] Click here to view original…

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