Grenfell Tower fire

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Gove threatens trading ban on cladding firms unless they pay for repairs
Housing secretary gives companies until March to offer sum for cost of removing combustible cladding

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

23, Jan, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Rethink for skyscraper near Grenfell site with single fire escape staircase
The planned 35-storey block is the second tower this month to be adapted after criticism

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @8:04 PM

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Developers tell Gove: we will not foot £4bn fire safety bill alone
Housing secretary told that government and sellers of combustible materials must also pay to fix flats

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Jan, 2022 @6:55 PM

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Tower twice Grenfell’s height planned nearby with single staircase
Survivors of 2017 disaster shocked by application as some safety experts call current staircase rules ‘madness’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Plans for 51-storey London tower with one staircase paused
Developer asks for application to be taken off agenda, hours after fire safety concerns raised in Guardian

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

13, Jan, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Planners set to approve 51-storey London tower with only one staircase
Fire safety expert says it would be ‘utter madness’ to approve plans for one of UK’s tallest residential buildings

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

12, Jan, 2022 @7:45 PM

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Trust me, says Gove, greedy developers will cough up for fire safety repairs
The master of telling people what they want to hear didn’t even seem able to reassure himself

John Crace

10, Jan, 2022 @9:13 PM

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The Guardian view on the cladding scandal: businesses must pay | Editorial
Editorial: The Tories’ relationship with their donors will be tested if flat dwellers are to benefit

Editorial

10, Jan, 2022 @7:18 PM

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Going after developers to fix the cladding crisis is welcome – and overdue | Nils Pratley
Michael Gove is right to try to get housebuilders to stump up £4bn to fix fire safety, but the plans need more work

Nils Pratley

10, Jan, 2022 @6:52 PM

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Leaseholders will not have to pay to fix any fire risks, government pledges
Michael Gove says new statutory protection will cover all works required to make buildings safe – not just cladding

Robert Booth, Rupert Neate and Peter Walker

10, Jan, 2022 @6:16 PM

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Cladding: ‘We are coming for you,’ Michael Gove warns builders of flats in fire-risk dispute – as it happened
Communities secretary has said flat-owners ‘should not be held responsible for paying for work that was not their responsibility in the first place’

Andrew Sparrow

10, Jan, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Gove aims to stop developers pointing finger elsewhere on fire safety
Analysis: housing secretary hoping builders will choose to pay up rather than wreck relationship with government

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

10, Jan, 2022 @3:41 PM

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