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£1 billion fund to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings

By: Sam Bryant   •   March 12, 2020


The Chancellor has announced a £1 billion fund to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise residential buildings, as the Government continues to “grapple” with the “tragic legacy of Grenfell”.

Rishi Sunak announced the money to scrap all combustible cladding materials from all residential buildings over 18 metres tall in the Budget on Wednesday.

The Government had previously committed a total of £600 million to get rid of aluminium composite material (ACM) panels like those used on Grenfell.

This was made up of £400 million for removal of the material from social housing blocks, and an additional £200 million to scrap it from private buildings.

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