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LGA statement on leaseholder cladding cost measures

"It is good that the Secretary of State has secured unprecedented funding to ensure leaseholders in high-rise blocks will not have to pay anything towards cladding remediation. This is an important step towards protecting leaseholders from the unfair cost of a crisis that is not of their making and something the LGA has long-called for."

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LGA responds to new national construction products regulator

“It is good that the Government has listened to councils’ concerns and announced a review into testing to ensure our national approach is fit for purpose, alongside the new national construction products regulator."

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HCLG Committee cladding report – LGA statement

"The LGA shares the Committee’s view that three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, the remediation of dangerous buildings is proceeding too slowly. Social landlords have been quick to address the issue, but progress in the private sector has been unacceptably slow."

Grenfell inquiry: LGA responds to immunity request to Attorney General

Responding to the request by the Chairman of the Grenfell Inquiry’s request to the Attorney General to grant witnesses immunity, Lord Porter, building safety spokesman for the Local Government Association, said:  “The LGA is extremely concerned at the possibility that some witnesses to the Grenfell Inquiry could be granted immunity from having any evidence they give to the inquiry used in subsequent prosecutions against them. “The Grenfell Tower fire was an unacceptable failure of building safety that must never be allowed to happen again. All those involved in any way have a duty to

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LGA responds to building safety announcements

Lord Porter responds to the latest building safety announcements made by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick

Grenfell Tower inquiry report: LGA response

Lord Porter, LGA building safety spokesman, responds to the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry report.

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Building Safety Bill

“The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we must ensure that those who live, work and visit high-rise and high-risk buildings are safe."

LGA Chairman James Jamieson

LGA Chairman Cllr James Jamieson's speech to the LGA Annual Conference 2019

Cllr Jamieson's address to the LGA Annual Conference on 2 July 2019.

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LGA responds to consultation on building safety reforms

“The proposals announced today do reflect many of the calls we have made, but there is still work to do to drive these reforms forward and this must happen as soon as possible"

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Response to building safety and Grenfell Tower ministerial updates

People need to be able to sleep safely at night in their homes. The tragedy at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we look forward to working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to make sure the new system of building regulation works