The crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of flats which could grind the housing market to a halt

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In June 2017, a terrible fire tore through the cladding on Grenfell Tower, claiming 72 lives. After the blaze, it emerged that other blocks of flats were covered in similar materials. Three years on the scale of the crisis has grown to involve numerous types of external wall systems, affecting thousands of buildings across the country. Progress in fixing them is proving painstakingly slow as arguments continue over who should be made to pay and government funding comes up short. For the people living in these blocks, that means not only safety fears but potential financial ruin. Last December, the industry tried to come up with a solution in the form of the External Wall System 1 (EWS) process, but it is not working as the problems continue to spiral. In this episode of The Housing Podcast, following the launch of new asks from our End Our Cladding Scandal campaign, we discuss the past, present and future of the EWS crisis with three people who are close to the issue.

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