National News about the UK Cladding Scandal

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Free Radio interview

By Admin | February 25, 2020 |

Islington Gates resident talks about the Cladding Scandal on Free Radio.

Combustible cladding: protesters call on Boris Johnson to end crisis

By Admin | February 25, 2020 |
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…

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

By Admin | February 25, 2020 |
Campaigners descend on Westminster to demand an end to the cladding scandal

More than 100 campaigners and politicians protested outside of the Houses of Parliament today, to demand the government brings an end to the cladding scandal currently affecting thousands of leaseholders across the country. Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

‘On the brink’: Birmingham leaseholders protest over ‘life-changing’ costs to remove cladding

By Admin | February 25, 2020 |
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…

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

By Admin | February 24, 2020 |
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…

Katherine Metcalfe: Scottish government risks falling behind on post-Grenfell safety

By Admin | February 24, 2020 |
Katherine Metcalfe: Scottish government risks falling behind on post-Grenfell safety

Katherine Metcalfe Katherine Metcalfe compares building safety regulations north and south of the border. The UK government announced last month that a new building safety regulator for England, under the auspices of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will be formed as part of a package of measures to […] Click here to view original…

Greater Manchester high-rise residents affected by financial strife & poor mental health, survey reveals

By Admin | February 24, 2020 |
Greater Manchester high-rise residents affected by financial strife & poor mental health, survey reveals

High-rise residents say mounting financial burdens are affecting their personal lives and damaging their mental health, the results of a unique survey show. The report, carried out by the Greater Manchester High-Rise Task Force, which was set up by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham following the fire […] Click here to view original…

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

By Admin | February 24, 2020 |
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…

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

By Admin | February 22, 2020 |
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…

The Chelmsford apartment block where cladding could leave residents ‘trapped in their flat for years’

By Admin | February 22, 2020 |
The Chelmsford apartment block where cladding could leave residents 'trapped in their flat for years'

Zoe and Ash claim they only became aware of the issue when their buyer’s mortgage application was denied Zoe Bartley and Ash Wines were just two weeks away from securing their dream home. A bid had been accepted on their Chelmsford flat and the couple were set to move […] Click here to view original…

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