Boris Johnson accused of betraying homeowners over cladding crisis

£3.5bn fund to fix dangerous cladding will leave half a million people facing financial difficulties

Boris Johnson stands accused of betraying homeowners after ministers unveiled a £3.5bn fund to fix dangerous cladding which risks leaving an estimated half a million people still facing financial difficulties.

The prime minister faced a backlash from his own MPs after the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced that homeowners in blocks less than 18 metres tall would be left out of a new cladding crisis fund. They will be offered long-term low-interest loans instead, which some said risked pushing them into negative equity.

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