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Firms that refuse to fund cladding repairs could face trading ban

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Developers that are refusing to contribute to the fund set up to fix dangerous cladding will be warned this week they could be blocked from selling new homes. The levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, will explicitly ...

Developers in England to be forced to pay to fix cladding under new laws

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Ministers have outlined further details on how the government intends to make developers and manufacturers in the housing industry in England shoulder the costs of replacing dangerous cladding in an effort to protect ...

Gove requests review of spiralling insurance for flats with unsafe cladding

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A review of the “crippling” insurance costs faced by residents in some buildings with unsafe cladding is to be undertaken by a watchdog, at the request of the government. Michael Gove, the communities minister, has as...

Gove threatens trading ban on cladding firms unless they pay for repairs

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Michael Gove has threatened a UK trading ban on manufacturers of combustible cladding and insulation unless they pay to fix dangerous housing. Opening a new front in the government’s attempt to force the construction ...

Owners of flats in smaller buildings to be spared cost of removing cladding

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Thousands of flat-owners will be spared the cost of removing dangerous cladding from buildings taller than 11 metres (36ft), government plans suggest. In an apparent climbdown, housing secretary Michael Gove seems set...

Lewis Hamilton’s F1 team under pressure to scrap Grenfell cladding firm deal

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Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Formula One team is facing growing pressure to scrap a sponsorship deal with a firm that made combustible insulation on Grenfell Tower, after the government threatened to change advertising r...

We’ve endured nightmare over £2.7m bill to fix our flats’ cladding

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We in Bridge House, a block of 75 flats, have been through hell and back with our cladding. Two years ago it was found to be flammable. We were told by the management company, HML, that the freeholder refused to help ...

Owners face new trap in their bid to sell flats hit by Grenfell cladding crisis

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Thousands of people are stuck in flats they cannot sell or remortgage despite government efforts to persuade banks to drop fire-safety cladding checks on low-rise buildings. The government announced in July that exter...

US judge allows lawsuit against Grenfell Tower cladding firm

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US shareholders in Grenfell Tower cladding firm Arconic can proceed with a lawsuit against the company, a court has ruled, after witnesses said managers knew the cladding performed badly in fire safety tests but was b...

After Grenfell: the unsolved cladding crisis

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The Grenfell Tower tragedy forced a reassessment of fire safety for buildings across the country, but no consensus on who should pay for it. Robert Booth describes how for many residents the issue has become a living ...

The UK government is shirking its duty in the cladding scandal

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For the 72 people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire four years ago, the cladding scandal was fatal. For thousands more, it is becoming a nightmare. The government is removing the deadly cladding from some 500 of the...

Grenfell inquiry: councillor was told about plan to use cheaper cladding

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Rock Feilding-Mellen, the Tory councillor in charge of the Grenfell Tower refurbishment, was informed of plans to save money by swapping zinc cladding for aluminium in 2014 but told police he only knew about it after ...