MORE funding towards the cost of removing unsafe cladding on buildings is expected to be announced by the government today.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick will make a statement in the Commons later .

This is a huge issue in Eastbourne, especially Sovereign Harbour.

Some leaseholders in Eastbourne who live within buildings that require cladding remedial works are facing individual costs of beyond £50,000.

MP Caroline Ansell said: “This is staggering and unaffordable. It is not right, it is not fair.”

Thousands of flat owners are facing huge bills for fire-safety improvements after 2017’s Grenfell disaster, when flames spread via combustible cladding.

The government announced a £1.6bn building safety fund in 2020 to help.

But pressure is growing on ministers to increase the pot for residents stuck in the buildings, with a committee of MPs estimating the total cost of the crisis could run to £15bn.