Budget 2020: LGA responds to £1bn building safety fund announcement

“We are pleased the Government has listened to the LGA and launched this new fund, which will help ensure thousands of building residents will no longer have to live with dangerous cladding systems."


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Responding to the Budget 2020 announcement of a £1 billion building safety fund to remove unsafe cladding from high rise residential buildings, Lord Porter, the Local Government Association’s building safety spokesman, said:

“We are pleased the Government has listened to the LGA and launched this new fund, which will help ensure thousands of building residents will no longer have to live with dangerous cladding systems.

“Innocent leaseholders and owners cannot be expected to foot the cost of replacing dangerous cladding on their buildings and we have been calling for government action on this for more than two years. More work is needed to address other aspects of building fire safety, but this is a positive step.  

“The extra £20 million for Fire and Rescue Services, to increase inspection and enforcement capability, is also helpful in delivering the effective fire safety regulation and properly funded training we have been calling for.”