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Press release: Second wall cladding system passes latest government fire safety test

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 14, 2017.

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance.

News story: Dramatic finale to mark centenary of end of First World War

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 11, 2017.

Over two thousand young people from England and Wales will take part in a national concert to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Press release: Latest government large scale fire safety test results published

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 11, 2017.

The fourth in the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests has been completed by the BRE.

Press release: £6.2 million government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 10, 2017.

Oxfordshire is set to benefit from thousands of new homes and improvements to local transport networks.

Press release: Further results published from government’s fire testing programme

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 08, 2017.

The third in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed by the BRE.

News story: Help to Buy equity loan

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 07, 2017.

Government remains committed to the Help to Buy equity loan scheme to 2021

Press release: £15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund to boost region’s tech, creative and cultural industries

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 04, 2017.

Towns and cities across the North can bid for grants to help build a lasting regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North.

Press release: £65 million government support for UK's largest Build to Rent site

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 03, 2017.

The biggest development of homes built specifically for private rent in the UK is set to receive a £65 million boost from the government.

News story: Government fire safety testing programme continues

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 02, 2017.

The second in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed.

Press release: Holocaust survivors warn society against forgetting lessons of history

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 01, 2017.

Holocaust survivors share experiences with the public at the V&A to launch new exhibition on Memorial designs.

Press release: £35 million of innovative employment schemes to benefit thousands of disadvantaged people

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 01, 2017.

Thousands of disadvantaged people and long-term jobseekers to receive specialist support to get back into work through 6 new pilot schemes.

Press release: Funding boost for local authorities to transform local communities

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 01, 2017.

The government has launched a £54 million package to transform local communities and release land for thousands of new homes.

News story: Britain remembers the heroes of Passchendaele with community ceremonies

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 31, 2017.

Forty-three brave British soldiers will be remembered in special ceremonies.

Press release: Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 28, 2017.

The government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety.

News story: First systems test reaffirms actions for landlords

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 28, 2017.

The first of the ‘systems tests’, assessing the fire safety of whole buildings, has been taking place at Building Research Establishment.

Press release: New taskforce to support recovery from Grenfell fire disaster

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 26, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces details of the independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce.

Press release: Crackdown on unfair leasehold practices

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 25, 2017.

Radical new proposals to cut out unfair abuses of leasehold announced.

News story: Update on rehousing former Grenfell residents

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 21, 2017.

Update on the housing commitment to residents who lived in Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk.

Statement to Parliament: Statement on Grenfell Tower: 20 July 2017

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 20, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid provides an update on the government response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Press release: Local councils to receive £15 million in extra funding

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 19, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces grants totalling £15 million to local councils to help ease the pressures on local services.

News story: Home Secretary announces £1 million to help communities support refugees

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 19, 2017.

A new £1 million funding pot to help community groups support refugees fleeing the war in Syria to settle in the UK has been announced.

Press release: Proposed return of further powers to Rotherham

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 18, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces plans to return a further 5 powers to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

News story: Ensure that recladding work meets building regulations advises expert panel

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 14, 2017.

Advice from DCLG has been sent to all building control bodies in England.

Speech: Working together to make local government better

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 11, 2017.

Sajid Javid speaks to a summer reception hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Government.

News story: New industry group to ensure construction sector ready to meet building challenges after Grenfell Tower

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 10, 2017.

A new industry response group made up of government and the construction industry will help ensure the sector can meet the challenges following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Press release: Expert panel recommends further tests on cladding and insulation

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 06, 2017.

Large scale tests will help establish how different types of ACM panels in combination with different types of insulation behave in a fire.

Statement to Parliament: Grenfell rehousing

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 05, 2017.

Housing Minister's statement on the ongoing work to rehouse the victims of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

Press release: Independent Recovery Taskforce for Kensington and Chelsea council

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 05, 2017.

Communities Secretary announces an independent Recovery Taskforce for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Press release: Business rates boost for broadband

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 04, 2017.

Homes and businesses across England set to benefit from better broadband.

Speech: Fire Safety Conference 2017: Fire Minister’s speech

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 04, 2017.

Fire Service Minister Nick Hurd gave a speech at the annual fire safety conference, reflecting on the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Speech: Sajid Javid's speech to the LGA conference 2017

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 04, 2017.

The Secretary of State's speech to the Local Government Association conference 2017.

Press release: £2.3 billion investment in infrastructure for new housing

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 04, 2017.

The Housing Infrastructure Fund will help to fund vital physical infrastructure projects.

Statement to Parliament: Update on Grenfell Tower fire and fire safety

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 03, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, provides an update on the Grenfell Tower fire and fire safety.

Press release: Protection from prosecution for unlawful subletting at Grenfell Tower

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jul 02, 2017.

Guidance has been issued to prosecutors not to bring charges for unlawful subletting at Grenfell Tower so that victims can be identified.

Press release: Expert panel on safety meets for the first time

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jun 30, 2017.

Panel agrees terms of reference to provide advice to Communities Secretary.

Press release: Statement from the Independent Expert Advisory Panel: 30 June 2017

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jun 30, 2017.

Statement from the Independent Expert Advisory Panel on the cladding tests being conducted following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Statement to Parliament: Grenfell Inquiry Chair: statement by the Prime Minister

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jun 29, 2017.

Theresa May announced the appointment of Sir Martin Moore-Bick to head the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower Fire.

Press release: Expert panel appointed to advise on immediate safety action following Grenfell fire

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jun 27, 2017.

Sajid Javid announces a new independent expert advisory panel to advise on measures to be put in place following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Press release: £1 million for local charities responding to Grenfell Tower disaster

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jun 26, 2017.

Sajid Javid announces that the government is providing £1 million to support the charitable response to the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Statement to Parliament: Government response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jun 26, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, provides an update on the government response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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