Reports in the national media are suggesting that Boris Johnson has told new Housing Secretary Michael Gove that he needs to sort the building safety crisis.

Reported in The Times, the Prime Minister has acknowledged that the £5bn Building Safety Fund was not enough and did not cover all that was needed to cover.

A government source told the newspaper that Gove had been appointed to solve the problems: “He’s got cladding, which desperately needs fixing because it is ruining thousands of people’s lives. Having arguably our best delivery minister in a new, bigger, more muscular department is really significant.”

Gove has already made a bit of a stir since joining the department just under a week ago.

Firstly, there are reports he is due to pause the controversial planning reforms that have upset Conservative backbenchers, as well as changing the name of the department to Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The Government has also already had to come out and defend Gove, saying that a £100,000 donation from a property developer before the appointment was all above board.