Mike Amesbury comments on new Buildings Safety Fund

Mike Amesbury MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning, commenting on the new Buildings Safety Fund, said:

“While funding to deal with the issue of dangerous cladding is welcome, the size and scope of the fund will not be sufficient to make high rise buildings safe nearly three years after the Grenfell tragedy.

“The Government’s plans also leave critical problems unresolved: first-come-first-serve funding will not protect all buildings, while social landlords are excluded from the fund and there will be no help for residents to deal with sky-high insurance premiums.

“The Government must address these problems urgently if we are to protect residents from another Grenfell tragedy.”

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