PM says cost of safety work should not eat into social housing maintenance budgets

The government will commit about £400m to cover the cost for councils and housing associations of replacing potentially dangerous cladding from high-rise blocks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, Theresa May has announced.

Speaking at prime minister’s questions, May said it would be wrong if the cost of such cladding work meant housing providers had less money for maintenance.

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