Updated Guidance on Cladding Safety Scheme

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Homes England has updated its guidance on the Cladding Safety Scheme.

The Cladding Safety Scheme (CSS) was formally announced under the previous name - Medium Rise Scheme (MRS) in November 2022. The CSS will meet the cost of addressing life safety fire risks associated with cladding on residential buildings over 11m in height (11-18m in London). The GLA will continue to operate the Building Safety Fund for buildings over 18m in height in the Greater London Area.

The new scheme guidance includes: 

  • Driving the pace of remediation and enforcement
  • Developer Pledge
  • Consideration of leaseholders and residents throughout the remediation works
  • Keeping leaseholders and residents informed
  • Fund structure and administration
  • The Building Safety Act
  • Eligibility: Who can make an application to the CSS?
  • Eligibility: Summary
  • Social sector applicants
  • Social sector applicants: Financial viability applications
  • Eligibility: Type of building
  • Eligibility: Building height
  • Financial support available
  • What we will fund
  • What we will not fund
  • Proportionality and the introduction of PAS 9980:2022
  • Cost recovery

Read the guidance here