Social and Private Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund and the Building Safety Fund (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th October 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

How are you ensuring that funding is provided where there is currently greatest need of remediation?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

All decisions regarding the scope and design of the Government’s cladding remediation funds, and decisions on applications are carried out by the Government. Under the ACM funding programmes, there is a commitment to fully fund all eligible buildings that require Government funds to protect leaseholders from costs. However, the £1bn Building Safety Fund is unlikely to be sufficient to cover all eligible buildings. I have long called for a risk-based approach to be adopted for the Building Safety Fund, rather than The Government’s preferred ‘first-come-first-served’ approach to allocations.