£1.2 bn for fire safety
A survey of 14 of the UK’s largest housing associations, conducted by Inside Housing, has revealed that up to £1.2bn could be spent on fire safety over the next five years.
London associations are expected to spend the most, with £958m for 456,000 homes, while associations outside London, which account for 306,000 homes, are expected to pay £237.9m.
A Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government spokesperson said: “Our legislative changes are all about prioritising safety and delivering a future in which residents feel empowered, respected and safe in their homes.”
The Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 has led to a review of the safety of existing housing stock and related legislation.