Government responds on RAAC housing risks correspondence
12 October 2023
Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has responded to recent correspondence from Clive Betts MP, Chair of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee on the Department’s assessment of the risk of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in social and private housing.
The Secretary of State’s letter (29 September) says that, to date, there have been no reported incidents of RAAC failures in residential buildings and outlines the Government’s advice to residents, landlords and local authorities.
The Secretary of State’s correspondence also sets out the Government’s expectation that RAAC mitigation funding for social housing should primarily come from rental income.
The Secretary of State’s letter states that the Office of Government Property (OGP), a Cabinet Office body, is overseeing a cross-government working group on RAAC in the public estate.
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