Mayoral Hustings

Hustings

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Mayoral Hustings to hear the candidates discuss the Cladding and Fire Safety Scandal. To the candidates who answered with sincerity. Liam Byrne MP – Labour Party Cllr Steve Caudwell – Green Party Andy Street – Conservative Jenny Wilkinson – Liberal Democrat Chaired by Patrick Burns, a consummate…

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Robert Jenrick: Why department is setting up HQ here in Wolverhampton

Robert Jenrick: Why department is setting up HQ here in Wolverhampton

Government Communities Minister Robert Jenrick reveals why he is moving out of London. Robert Jenrick From the moment the Prime Minister came into office, he’s shown his determination to level up the country and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of where they live. The importance […] Click here to view original…

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Boris Johnson hints at help for leaseholders in buildings under 18m hit by cladding issues

Boris Johnson hints at help for leaseholders in buildings under 18m hit by cladding issues

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is drawing up a new ‘risk matrix’ to help leaseholders unable to sell flats in blocks shorter than 18m with potentially dangerous cladding, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson during prime minister’s questions (picture: Parliament TV) Sharelines Speaking during prime minister’s […] Click here to view original…

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Explained: The Draft Building Safety Bill

Explained: The Draft Building Safety Bill

The government is bringing forward changes that will improve building and fire safety, so that people will be, and will feel, safer in their homes. Background The government is bringing forward fundamental changes in the Draft Building Safety Bill that will improve building and fire safety, so that people […] Click here to view original…

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More than 50,000 living with dangerous cladding

More than 50,000 living with dangerous cladding

There are 56,000 people living in buildings with unsafe Grenfell-style cladding, new analysis has revealed. Labour has warned that three years after the tragedy that claimed the lives of 72 people, three quarters of people living in buildings covered with deadly ACM cladding have still not had it removed. […] Click here to view original…

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Remediation of non-ACM buildings

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In the March 2020 budget, the government announced that it will provide £1 billion in 2020 to 2021 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding system on residential buildings 18 metres and over in both the private and social housing sectors. The government is now asking potential applicants […] Click here to view original…

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