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Building Safety Fund

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 109489, tabled on 30 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessments his Department undertook before setting the threshold for the Building Safety Fund as a residential building with unsafe cladding at 18 metres and over in height.

Answered on

9 November 2020

In developing the Building Safety Fund, the Government considered the view of experts, including Dame Judith Hackitt, who support setting the Fund’s height eligibility criterion at buildings 18 metres and above. This reflects the exceptional fire risk that certain cladding products pose at that height. There will be a small degree of flexibility to allow the fund to cover buildings that have been built just under the 18 metres threshold.