Cladding: Extra £3.5bn promised to tackle unsafe buildings

An extra £3.5bn has been promised by ministers to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings over 18m high in England “at no cost to residents”. Many thousands of flat-owners face huge bills for fire-safety improvements, brought in after 2017’s Grenfell Tower fire when flames spread via combustible cladding, killing 72 people. The government said it […]