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Two out of 205 private resi blocks re-clad post-Grenfell

Two out of 205 private resi blocks re-clad post-GrenfellSubscription

Only two out of 205 private residential blocks containing combustible ACM cladding have had it completely removed since the Grenfell fire last June, government figures have revealed.

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ONS downgrades household growth forecastsSubscription

Government housing targets could need to be revised after the Office for National Statistics downgraded its latest forecast for new household growth.


Combustible cladding ban backed by consultationSubscription

A public consultation following Dame Hackitt’s recommendations on fire safety has backed a ban on combustible materials on high-rise exteriors, the government has said.

Carillion inquiry slams refusal to overhaul Whitehall role

Carillion inquiry slams refusal to overhaul Whitehall roleSubscription

The Carillion joint inquiry has branded the government’s refusal to review the role of crown representatives that monitor major government suppliers as “astonishing”.

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Barclays and ministry launch £1bn SME homes fund Subscription

Homes England and the Ministry of Housing have teamed up with Barclays to provide £1bn of development finance for new homes across England.