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The government still hasn’t fixed the cladding crisis. Here’s how it can

Three and a half years since the tragedy at Grenfell, the government has unveiled a new plan to improve safety. But with thousands of homes still unsafe, ministers must do far more to prevent future disaster

By Peter Apps  

Photo: Mark Waugh / Alamy Stock Photo

Why is the government finding it so difficult to do what would seem the most crucial task following the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire: remove other forms of dangerous cladding from people’s homes as quickly as humanly possible?

We stand more than three and half years on from that devastating blaze, and not only are seriously combustible materials still present on the walls of other buildings, but it is in many cases the residents of those buildings who are being pursued for the cost of making them safe.

The government unveiled its latest plan to remedy…

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