RIBA takes a swipe at government's £200m cladding offer

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Jane Duncan critical of ‘extremely slow’ response to ongoing risks

Former RIBA president Jane Duncan has attacked the government’s announcement that it is to spend £200m removing unsafe ACM cladding from private residential towers.

She criticised the government for its “extremely slow” response to the Grenfell fire in June 2017.

Duncan, who is chair of the RIBA’s Expert Advisory Group on Fire Safety, said: “It is of great concern that nearly two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy there are still many hundreds of buildings with cladding systems that have been identified as a risk to public safety.

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