I appeared on Peston to discuss the latest announcements from the Government. In particular, the Government have recently announced an additional £3.5bn to remove cladding from high rise buildings over 18m tall, following the disaster at Grenfell in 2017.
This has been sold as an ‘exceptional intervention’ by the Housing Secretary – but in reality, this simply isn’t good enough. Since campaigners started calling for dangerous cladding to be removed from buildings, the Government have said 17 times that leaseholders would not have to pay a penny towards the removal – but they broke this promise.
Anyone living in buildings under 18m tall with dangerous cladding are being asked to pay towards its removal.
Robert Jenrick is out of touch with most people’s lives – the Government must revisit these proposals and make sure leaseholders are not left out of pocket.