LGA responds to building safety update

“We look forward to working with the Government, councils and fire chiefs as part of this new Taskforce to do all we can to make certain the buildings which people live, visit and work in are safe today.”


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Responding to the Written Ministerial Statement published on private building safety today, Lord Porter, Local Government Association Chairman, said:

“Councils have worked hard to try and confirm with building owners whether they have dangerous cladding on their high-rise residential buildings. This has been a major and complex piece of work.

“It is alarming that some private landlords continue to lack the urgency shown by councils to identify which buildings have cladding and insulation systems that have failed fire safety tests and take steps to make them safe.

“Councils want to ensure all residents in their local area are safe and feel safe in their homes, regardless of whether they own the block or not, and to ensure that a fire like that at Grenfell never happens again

“We look forward to working with the Government, councils and fire chiefs as part of this new Taskforce to do all we can to make certain the buildings which people live, visit and work in are safe today.”