Building Safety Fund

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th November 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce a new risk matrix for the Building Safety Fund that does not rely on height as a qualifying feature but prioritises funding based on the risk to life.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

In developing the Building Safety Fund, the Government considered the view of experts, including Dame Judith Hackitt, who support setting the Fund’s height eligibility criterion at buildings 18 metres and above. This reflects the exceptional fire risk that certain cladding products pose at that height. There will be a small degree of flexibility to allow the fund to cover buildings that have been built just under the 18 metres threshold.

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