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Hundreds of residential blocks still have dangerous ACM cladding

MORE than 260 residential blocks in England still remain cloaked in Grenfell-style cladding, government statistics revealed today.

Of these buildings, 86 are social sector and 175 private-sector residential buildings, the ministry of housing’s monthly building safety report said.

Only 141 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings in England have completed remediation works to remove and replace the aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding systems since the Grenfell tower tragedy killed 72 people in June 2017.

In total, there are still 310 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings with the dangerous cladding in England.

Labour’s shadow housing secretary John Healey said: “More than two-and-a-half years after the Grenfell tower fire, this is a government on a go-slow.

“There are still 261 blocks with Grenfell-style cladding which hasn’t been replaced, while flat-owners are facing huge bills to deal with the problem because the government will not.

“Conservative ministers must now urgently act to make every home safe.”

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