The UK Government has announced an (additional) £1 billion fund to support replacement of non fire-safe cladding materials on tall buildings. This adds to UK£ 600 million already allocated to replace the highest risk ACM (aluminium composite material) cladding, as used on Grenfell Tower. The money will go both to public and private building owners. A condition for funding is that owners must pursue “action against those responsible for putting unsafe cladding”. The Government has also released UK£20 million to fund fire services inspection and enforcement.
“Remediation of non-ACM buildings”, UK Government, 11th March 2020 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remediation-of-non-acm-buildings and “NFCC expresses its relief and welcomes Budget’s cladding Announcement”, UK National Fire Chiefs Council, 12th March 2020 https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/News/nfcc-expresses-its-relief-and-welcomes-budgets-cladding-announcement