Combustible cladding survey highlights ongoing issues in multi-occupancy buildings

THE HOUSING, Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament has published the findings of a survey into the progress of remediation work designed to improve fire safety in residential buildings. The survey highlights significant ongoing fire safety issues in multi-occupancy buildings across the country, leaving residents facing bills of […] Click here to view original…

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Parliamentary report exposes widespread fire-safety failings three years on from Grenfell Tower inferno

Three years on from the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, around 2,000 high-rise residential or publicly owned buildings are still covered with dangerous cladding, says a cross-party parliamentary report. Titled “Cladding: Progress of Remediation,” the report by Parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee exposes the deadly conditions still […] Click here to view original…

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Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

Marking Firefighters Memorial Day last week (Pic: Mark Thomas and FBU) Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee last week published the findings of a survey into the progress of work […] Click here to view original…

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Northwich MP Mike Amesbury makes virtual Parliament appearance

Mike Amesbury makes his first appearance in the Commons via video link NORTHWICH MP Mike Amesbury used his first virtual appearance in the new ‘hybrid parliament’ to grill ministers about potentially lethal Grenfell-style cladding on homes. Due to social distancing measures, the House of Commons is operating with a […] 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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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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Our last blog post at the beginning of the month was titled “1 week in …”. We had hoped to do a weekly post but things have been happening so fast 4 weeks have got behind us already! Back on the 4th Sophie and Brian recorded a podcast over a few glasses of wine and…

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Cladding: progress on remediation

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry, Cladding: Progress of Remediation. The inquiry will review progress in removing potentially dangerous cladding from high-rise and high-risk buildings, and the adequacy of funding by the Government. The Committee will shortly publish a survey seeking evidence from […] Click here to view original…

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