Government allocates £787m to non-ACM cladding remediation schemes

Workers remove aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding

The government has committed a total of £787m to fund the remediation of non-ACM cladding on residential buildings over 18m in the private and social housing sectors.

The money comes from a £1bn pot for 2020-21, announced in the March 2020 Budget.

As of 30 October 2021, the total value of claims approved in the social sector was £97.3m while in the private sector it was £689.8m.

Meanwhile, an update on the government’s Building Safety Programme for October 2021 showed that 94% of all identified high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings in England have now either completed or started remediation work to remove and replace unsafe ACM cladding.

All 160 (100%) of identified social sector buildings with dangerous ACM cladding have completed or started remediation, while the figure falls to 90% for the 198 private sector buildings identified.

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