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The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, announced on 2nd March 2020  a series of measures to further reform and improve building safety for new & existing buildings. Read the Governments statement here

The measures build on recent announcements including:

·         providing £1 billion in 2020/21 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding materials on high-rise buildings. This is in addition to the £600 million already available remediation of high-rise buildings with unsafe ACM cladding

·         naming building owners who have been slow to act in removing unsafe ACM cladding

·         the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill, which took us one step further in delivering the recommendations of the Grenfell Inquiry’s Phase One report

Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:

“Today we have made a major step towards this by publishing our response to the Building a Safer Future consultation. This new regime will put residents’ safety at its heart, and follows the announcement of the unprecedented £1 billion fund for removing unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings in the Budget.”

“Today we are also announcing that the housing industry is designing a website so lenders and leaseholders can access the information needed to proceed with sales and re-mortgaging, and the government stands ready to help to ensure this work is completed at pace.”

“Building safety is a priority and the government is supporting industry in ensuring homes are safe at this difficult time.”