Move comes as survivors of fire prepare to give evidence to public inquiry for first time

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have welcomed an outright ban on the use of combustible cladding materials 15 months after the disaster saying it is “the first signal we are being heard” by ministers.

James Brokenshire, the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, is expected to announce on Monday that the kind of panels and insulation that burned so ferociously on 14 June 2017 killing at least 72 people, will no longer be allowed under building regulations.

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