New housing secretary pledges ‘no backsliding’ on building safety levy

The government will press on with a controversial new levy on residential development, the new housing and levelling up secretary said as he doubled down on a flagship policy of his predecessor Michael Gove.

by Chris Caulfield
Aluminium cladding on a building
Aluminium cladding material on flats in Runcorn, England. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

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