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"Fire doors from five suppliers have now been identified as failing to meet requisite fire performance standard following an on-going investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This highlights broader potential failings within the industry and the Government is taking immediate action to address this."

James Brokenshire, MHCLG statement 31st July 2018



"The primary cause of rapid and extensive external fire spread was the presence of polyethylene filled ACM rainscreen cassettes in the building's refurbishment cladding system. "

, Professor Luke Bisby Evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, 4th June 2018



"From conversations with social sector landlords, it has become apparent that they are having to take decisions about how to prioritise important services, repairs and maintenance work and investment in new homes. The government has listened to their concerns, discussed the issue in Cabinet, and decided that, although social landlords have made good progress on replacing unsafe cladding, it is right to provide further support. It is therefore today announcing additional funding for the social sector. "

DCLG, Press Release, 16th May 2018


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Kit Malthouse is the new housing minister


The fifth incumbent under Theresa May

On 9th July, Mr Malthouse, the MP for North West Hampshire stepped up from his role as a junior minister in the DWP when Dominic Raab was promoted to become the Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union.

For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.


2018 Members Conference

Our thirteenth Members' Conference took place on 5th June 2018 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.




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