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Fire and the haunting impact of past decisions in building design

Iain Cox highlights the importance of looking at a building's design and use as a priority when considering fire safety. Read More

Court ruling finds contractor liable for £8 million cost of removing unsafe cladding

The High Court in London has handed down a landmark judgment that establishes legal liability for remedial safety work on buildings. Read More

Building Safety Fund reopened with £4.5 billion available for eligible buildings above 18m

The Government has announced the Building Safety Fund has been reopened for new applications on 28 July 2022. Read More

Man charged after 88 cladding safety forms “fraudulently filled out”

A man has been charged with fraud after dozens of cladding safety EWS1 forms were signed off, Merseyside Police has said. Read More

Scotland highlights £900m funding gap for cladding remediation

The Scottish Government has identified a £900million shortfall to carry out cladding remediation work on high-risk buildings. Read More

Scotland to ban combustible cladding on high-risk buildings over 11 metres

Legislation to ban the use of combustible cladding in Scotland on high-risk buildings above 11m has been laid before Scottish Parliament. Read More

Government announces £5 billion agreement towards the building safety scandal to come from major housing developers

An agreement between government and major developers will see £5 billion committed from industry towards addressing the building safety scandal. Read More

Official admits he could have taken steps to prevent Grenfell Tower fire

Brian Martin has admitted at the Grenfell Inquiry that he could have potentially prevented the fire on a number of occasions. Read More

New laws announced to protect leaseholders in the debate over who is responsible for building safety costs

Michael Gove has announced that strict new measures will be enforced to ensure industry pay to remove un-safe cladding. Read More

Additional £27 million for Waking Watch Relief Fund announced by government

Announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, ihe fund is set to “remove” or “reduce” the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding. Read More

New code of practice for external wall fire risk assessment published

A new code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external walls and cladding of multi-occupancy residential buildings has been published by BSI. Read More

Leaseholders granted access to new online service to track remediation of high-risk buildings

A new government service to hold building owners to account for remediation works has been launched. Read More

Gove puts pressure on housing developers to help pay for cladding remediation and “guarantees leaseholders won’t pay costs”

Michael Gove, is putting pressure on developers in the construction industry to pay to fix the cladding crises that “they caused”. Read More

Company associated with Grenfell Tower tragedy blocked from government housing scheme  

A firm linked to the refurbishment of Grenfell is being excluded from the government’s Help to Buy scheme, pending the outcome of the Grenfell Inquiry. Read More

Report highlights impacts of building safety crisis on mental health of leaseholders

A study has revealed the impacts on the mental health of leaseholders who are stuck in their flats and face huge costs for remediation of fire safety issues. Read More

Grenfell Inquiry: Government “hid” fire safety risks to buildings

Consecutive governments have been accused of “deliberately covering up” the dangers posed to combustible materials before the Grenfell Tower fire. Read More



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