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Government to fund cladding replacement in privately owned high-rise buildings

The Government has today (9th May 2019) announced that it is to fund vital cladding replacement in privately owned high-rise buildings.

Around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings.

ARMA CEO, Dr Nigel Glen, said: “ARMA is delighted that Government has agreed to fund cladding replacement in privately owned high-rise buildings. Leaseholders can finally get their lives back on track in the knowledge that their homes will be made safer.

“This was a call first made by ARMA directly to the Secretary of State immediately after Grenfell and we have to congratulate the pressure groups that helped bring about this significant move, allowing affected leaseholders to finally live safely in their homes.”

ARMA is in close discussions with MHCLG about how the scheme will work and will liaise with its members through its High Rise Fire Risk group.