To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210701 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, how many local authorities have (a) contacted his Department with concerns about their ability to meet the decent homes standard in social housing blocks requiring remediation and (b) have been offered support from Government to maintain efficient heating and insulation.
Government is providing funding for the remediation of social residential buildings over 18 metres, owned by local authorities and housing associations. We are providing this funding because we want to make sure that local authorities and housing associations can focus their efforts on making their buildings safe without impacting negatively on other services, improvements to housing quality or new supply. This might include meeting the decent homes standard. 159 applications were received by 31 August deadline and assessed as part of the first tranche of applications, with funding allocated to 135 buildings. We expect to confirm the outcome of the remaining applications shortly.