Building Safety Fund

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to announce additional funding for the Building Safety Fund.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

The Government is providing £5.1 billion, including £4.5 billion through the Building Safety Fund, to address the fire safety risks caused by unsafe cladding on high-rise residential buildings. This will be used where the original developer and/or the building owner are not funding the works. On 13 April, the Department announced that leading residential developers had pledged to remediate life critical fire safety works in buildings over 11 metres that they have played a role in developing or refurbishing over the last 30 years in England. As of 13 June, over 45 have signed the pledge.

Developers making this commitment have also agreed to reimburse any funding received from government remediation programmes in relation to buildings they had a role in developing or refurbishing. This action will make sure that funding grants will only be used where there is no industry solution available and there should be no need for additional funding from the tax payer.

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