Cladding failed test 15 years before Grenfell Tower fire

A lawyer for victims of the disaster said cladding issues had been covered up since the 1990s The cladding type used on Grenfell Tower failed a government test 15 years before the fire that killed 72 people, the inquiry into the disaster has been told. The 2017 tragedy was […] Click here to view original…

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Flat owners ‘live in fear’ as cladding plans face more delay

Julie Fraser, who works with the volunteer group Liverpool Claddiators Residents say they are “living in fear” as government plans to replace unsafe cladding continue to stall. The initial plans will be paused after they proved to be inadequate, Housing Secretary Michael Gove has revealed – but this decision […] Click here to view original…

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Hostage in your own home? Grenfell’s legacy and the cladding scandal

More than four years on from the Grenfell fire, thousands of people are still living in blocks with unsafe building materials. The Government has announced funding to help make these homes safe, but what impact is the wait having on leaseholder’s finances, and their mental health? On the Sky […] Click here to view original…

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Flat owners won’t be made to pay for cladding, says Gove

Gove said that plans to make flat owners fork out for fixing their properties would be put on hold and called requirements for 24-hour fire patrols a “rip-off”. Photo: PA Michael Gove has questioned why flat owners have been left picking up the bill as dangerous cladding is removed […] Click here to view original…

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Flat owners won’t be made to pay for cladding, says Gove

Gove said that plans to make flat owners fork out for fixing their properties would be put on hold and called requirements for 24-hour fire patrols a “rip-off”. Photo: PA Michael Gove has questioned why flat owners have been left picking up the bill as dangerous cladding is removed […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding crisis could threaten UK’s financial stability, say reports

Cladding is removed from the side of Whitebean Court in Salford, Manchester. Photo: Andrew Yates/Rueters New reports have revealed that concern is mounting at the Bank of England (BoE) about the UK’s cladding scandal and the impact it could have on financial instability. The FT reported, citing three sources, […] Click here to view original…

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More than 3,300 military personnel living in high-rises with flammable cladding

The MoD said there are 22 high-rise accommodation blocks at Faslane which are either fully or partially clad in flammable material (PA) A lmost 2,500 military personnel based at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent are housed in high-rise buildings with flammable cladding, new data reveals. Safety concerns […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding crisis could threaten UK’s financial stability, say reports

Cladding is removed from the side of Whitebean Court in Salford, Manchester. Photo: Andrew Yates/Rueters New reports have revealed that concern is mounting at the Bank of England (BoE) about the UK’s cladding scandal and the impact it could have on financial instability. The FT reported, citing three sources, […] Click here to view original…

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