I was shocked to discover that companies are increasing their charges on materials and work for re-cladding tower blocks after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. As reported in the Evening Standard, the price of work on a block in Southfields increased almost £5 million after Grenfell, and a second Wandsworth council block is predicted to cost much more than initial estimates at almost £7 million more.
It is horrific that firms are doubling the price to re-clad blocks covered in flammable cladding. They are holding councils to ransom. Dozens of people lost their lives in an horrific event because profits were put before people — and now some companies seek to profiteer further. They should honestly be ashamed of themselves.