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Leaseholders face total of £250,000 insurance bill to avoid risk of eviction

Residents in Greater Manchester have been told to pay an upfront insurance bill of £250,000, after fire safety defects were found. Read More

Professional indemnity insurance scheme launched for EWS1 assessors

A professional indemnity insurance scheme for professionals carrying out external wall assessment has been launched by the Government. Read More

Government releases guide on the application process for the Building Safety Fund

The government has released a short guide on the Building Safety Fund (BSF) which provides funding to address life safety fire risks in England. Read More

Why construction SaaS is a cladding remediation game-changer

Cladding remediation is pressing developers to begin an introspective examination of not only their buildings but their construction processes. Read More

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



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