Government threatens to "name and shame" owners that do not replace Grenfell-style cladding - architecture and design

Government threatens to "name and shame" owners that do not replace Grenfell-style cladding



The UK government says building owners will face "consequences" if they do not use a new £200 million fund to remove dangerous cladding, 26 months after the Grenfell Tower Fire.
UK secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick said that building owners who do not remove unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) from residential tower blocks will be punished.
"Let me be clear, inaction will have consequences and I will name and shame those who do not act during the course of the autumn," said Jenrick.
"There is no excuse for further delay ? and for building owners to fail to take action now would be frankly disgraceful."
Grenfell Tower caught fire on 14 June 2017 and 72 people died after being trapped in the tower block after flames spread up and along its new cladding, triggering a countrywide government safety review. Dangerous cladding must be replaced
In 2014 government promised £400 million to replace the cladding on council-owned buildings and asked private building owners not to pass on the costs to their tenants.
However, following several cases where individuals were asked to pay tens of thousands towards replacing the cladding on their homes, the government set up a fund for privately owned buildings clad in ACM. Applications for the £200 million open 12 September 2019.

The UK government has also released £4 million of funding for the collection of data on building cladding types by local authorities. It has been estimated that over 1...
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