UN expresses 'serious concern' over cladding

By Dan Peters | 29 June 2020

The United Nations’ special rapporteur on adequate housing has expressed ‘serious concern’ that 600,000 people in England continue to live in blocks with dangerous cladding.

Leilani Farha highlighted ‘allegations of multiple violations of the human right to adequate housing’ three years after the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, the spread of which was ‘greatly accelerated and exacerbated’ by highly-combustible aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding.

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