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What’s next for insurance on homes with cladding?

By News Feed | 24 October 2021

New housing secretary Michael Gove is ‘looking afresh’ at the government’s support for leaseholders, and building insurance is reportedly a key area of interest. Which? identified insurance bills as one of the five costs the scandal is piling on affected flat owners earlier this year . Some leaseholders have […]Click here to view original web…

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Work to end Grenfell cladding scandal to take another three-and-a-half years, data suggests

By News Feed | 24 October 2021

Grenfell has stood with a ‘forever in our hearts’ sign since the tragedy The removal of dangerous cladding from high-risk buildings is unlikely to be complete until seven-and-a-half years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, government data suggests. The timeframe has been projected from analysis of the latest monthly figures […] Click here to view original…

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Developers could be taxed to fix cladding crisis

By News Feed | 23 October 2021

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Developers could be taxed to fix cladding crisis” – below is their description. The Chancellor could implement a tax on residential property developers to help pay for cladding repairs. Thousands of homeowners face astronomical bills to replace cladding on their flats in […] Click here to view original…

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Rishi Sunak’s budget: Property developers to pay £2 billion cladding tax

By News Feed | 23 October 2021

The levy comes after the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, in which 72 people died Property developers will be forced to pay £2 billion over ten years to help replace dangerous cladding on hundreds of thousands of flats. The new levy on developers’ profits, which comes four years after […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding scandal victim devastated after receiving a £119,000 bill to fix fire safety defects

By News Feed | 23 October 2021

Surveyors have uncovered a host of fire safety defects on apartment buildings, including unsafe cladding, insufficient fire breaks and flammable insulation. Maxine Burton apologises for repeatedly breaking down as she tells me about the demand for £119,000 that has just been delivered to her apartment in Cartier House at […] Click here to view original…

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By News Feed | 23 October 2021

The £2 billion levy on developers’ profits after the Grenfell Tower fire was dismissed by campaigners as insignificant relative to the cost of fixing affected buildings, estimated at between £10 billion and £50 billion 1 Property developers will be forced to pay £2 billion over ten years to help […] Click here to view original…

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Residents at luxury apartments furious as they ‘live in permanent darkness’ after building is wrapped in PLASTIC

By News Feed | 22 October 2021

RESIDENTS in a luxury apartment block are “living in permanent darkness” after their entire building was wrapped in PLASTIC. Huge sheeting covers every inch of Islington Gate’s six-storey tower block in Birmingham while workers replace dangerous cladding with a non-flammable material. Residents in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter are ‘living in […] Click here to view original…

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Residents left in darkness for six months after flats are wrapped in plastic

By News Feed | 22 October 2021

Residents in a multi-million pound apartment complex are “living in darkness” after the entire complex was wrapped in plastic. Islington Gates has been covered in plastic for six months. Huge sheeting covers every inch of the six-storey Islington Gates apartment complex in Birmingham. The plastic sheeting has been put […] Click here to view original…

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‘A drop in the ocean’: campaigners slam Government’s £2bn cladding tax on housebuilders

By News Feed | 22 October 2021

Cladding crisis Proposals to tax housebuilders to help pay for the cladding crisis will be a “drop in the ocean”, campaigners have warned, as tens of thousands of leaseholders continue to live in unsafe and unsaleable homes. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce the tax on housebuilders’ profits in the […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding tax to raise £2bn over decade: Rishi Sunak targets major developers’ profits with planned new levy to help fix fire-trap flats

By News Feed | 22 October 2021

Rishi Sunak will slap a new tax on the big housebuilders to help fix the cladding scandal in next week’s Budget. The Chancellor will target the developers to recoup around £2billion of the cost of removing the dangerous materials from high-rise buildings. He will announce that the levy on […] Click here to view original…

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Man describes how he feels ‘trapped’ in his Central Milton Keynes apartment due to cladding scandal

By News Feed | 21 October 2021

Residents living in flats with unsafe cladding have described to MK Council how they feel trapped and helpless. Last night councillors voted to write to the government to support the thousands of people in the borough who are battling with the national cladding scandal. The issue is that fire […] Click here to view original…

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UK builders warn of fewer new affordable homes due to safety crisis costs

By News Feed | 21 October 2021

Plans for thousands of affordable homes are likely to be dropped as billions of pounds are set aside to fix the building safety crisis, UK builders have warned. Clarion Housing Group , the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing, told The Guardian it is set to build 1,800 fewer […] Click here to view original…