Combustible cladding: protesters call on Boris Johnson to end crisis

Owners of high-rise apartments wrapped in combustible cladding have demonstrated in Westminster to demand Boris Johnson release billions of pounds to end a national fire safety crisis that continues nearly 1,000 days after the Grenfell Tower disaster. Families with young children, retirees and working couples from tower blocks in […] Click here to view original…

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Campaigners descend on Westminster to demand an end to the cladding scandal

A group of leaseholders from Birmingham are calling out the Government for the “unfair targeting” of them with the costs of cladding removal. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government has covered the costs of removing certain types of cladding from buildings, However, for other leaseholders, the type of […] Click here to view original…

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High-rise residents warn worries over fire safety causing mental distress

A survey of residents living in high-rise buildings in Manchester has found fire safety risks are damaging their mental health and wellbeing. The report, published by the Greater Manchester High-Rise Task Force, found seven in 10 residents are worried about a fire in their building. They said the worry […] Click here to view original…

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Half a million people in UK live in flats with unsafe cladding – report

More than half a million people are living in unsafe private apartments wrapped in combustible cladding, according to a survey by property agents, as pressure grows on ministers to launch a bailout that could cost more than £2bn. The estimated scale of the post-Grenfell cladding crisis is far higher […] Click here to view original…

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The Manchester tower block residents who can't sell their flats, can't sleep and feel trapped - because of Grenfell and cladding

Cladding being removed from Spruce Court in Salford Tower block residents face massive hikes in service charges, living in fear of a fire, and damaged mental health, according to a new survey. The report was carried out by the Greater Manchester High-Rise Task Force which was set up by […] Click here to view original…

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