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One year on from the Grenfell fire, and yet so little has changed | Letter13 Jun 12:44pm

One year on from the Grenfell fire, and yet so little has changed | Letter

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It is scandalous that politicians are whittling down public housing budgets and failing to take action to keep residents safe, say 57 representatives of housing and tenants’ groups across LondonA year ago we witnessed Britain’s deadliest fire in living memory. The morning after, we learned that warnings about fire safety from residents had been ignored. Later we heard about the safety failures at national and local level, and companies hawking unsafe building materials unchecked. After Grenfell, many argued that the atrocity should signal a turning point in housing policy. We have yet to see this turning point. We hear that cladding like that used at Grenfell will not be banned. Indeed, it took 11 months for Theresa May to commit £400m to remove existing cladding from tower blocks. Even this modest and long overdue announcement was revealed as a sham: the £400m was to be pinched from affordable housing budgets. It is scandalous that a year on from this tragedy, politicians are whittling down public housing budgets and failing to take action to keep residents safe.
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