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Our views 24 August 2020

Built to last? Cladding and fire risk in the property sector

By Simonetta Spavieri, Responsible Investment Analyst

5 min read

The Grenfell disaster in London in 2017 climed the lives of 72 people and left an entire community in dismay. Occurrences of similar fire incidents have raised many concerns over fire safety management from residential and commercial buildings alike.

In order to implement Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations the UK government has issued a consultation on Fire Safety on 20 July 2020. Ahead of government’s consultation RLAM was already engaging with 19 building companies about their fire risk management strategies.

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