Theresa May promises £400m to remove Grenfell-style cladding

Grendfell Tower the day after fire

PM’s pledge comes a day before the Hackitt Report is delivered

Theresa May has pledged £400m of government funds to cover costs associated with removing cladding from more than 150 high-rise buildings.

The money will be handed to councils and housing associations facing big repair costs following the Grenfell tragedy last June.

May said the fire, which claimed 72 lives, was an “unimaginable tragedy and we cannot let it happen again”.

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