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Waking Watch Relief Fund: High Rise Flats

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 175941, tabled on 25 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of high-rise residential buildings that will benefit from the Waking Watch Relief Fund.

Answered on

19 April 2021

We estimated that the £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund will pay for the installation of alarms in between 300 to 460 buildings and will benefit between 17,400 and 26,680 leaseholders. These estimates are based on fire alarm costs data provided by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) with additional modelling to account for the average number of dwellings in buildings over 18 metres. These are published in the Waking Watch costs data release which is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-safety-programme-waking-watch-costs . The Fund is not intended as a substitute for swift remediation of unsafe cladding for which the Government is providing £5 billion financial support.