Published: 12th Jun 2020

A cross-party group of MPs has challenged the government to ensure that no building has the same dangerous cladding used on Grenfell Tower by December 2021. In a new report out today, the housing, communities and local government select committee warn that there are still 2,000 high risk residential buildings with some form of dangerous cladding, almost three years after the Grenfell Tower fire. The report calls on the government to make an absolute commitment to ensure that all buildings of any height with ACM cladding should be fully remediated of all fire safety defects by December 2021. And it adds that buildings with other forms of dangerous cladding should have all fire safety defects removed by June 2022. The report also calls on the government to take a hard line with freeholders who fail to deal with dangerous cladding on properties they oversee. Any residential building where work has … (To read the full article, subscribe below)