Read the latest updates following the Grenfell Tower tragedy from DCLG.
UPDATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DCLG) 26 June 2017
Today, Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, made a statement in the House of Commons. As of midday on 26 June, the cladding from 75 high-rise buildings, in 26 local authority areas, has failed the combustibility test. So far, all samples of cladding tested have failed.
The Secretary of State stated that the problem of unsafe cladding may not be one that is unique to social housing or residential buildings. He stated that the Government has asked owners, landlords and managers of private sector residential blocks to consider their own buildings
The LGA responded to the Secretary of State’s statement:
Councils have worked quickly to check cladding tower blocks where they are the landlord and send samples for independent testing. Ensuring buildings are safe, acting quickly on any expert fire safety advice, and offering reassurance to residents remains their highest priority.
Read the full statement.
UPDATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, published a statement on Saturday 24 June which detailed the work being undertaken to ensure the safety of residents in high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.