Fire horror fund row
12 Sunday Mail
Councils claim Whitehall are refusing to meet promises to fund fire safety improvements in response to the Grenfell Tower fire.
Local authorities say funding measures such as the installation of sprinklers from their budgets would mean less money to invest in new council homes or repairs to existing stock.
Yesterday, the Department for Communities and Local Government insisted they had not declined any requests for funding but had asked councils for more details about their plans.