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Government publishes its plan for implementing changes to the regulatory framework around building safety

The Government has now published its plan for implementing changes to the regulatory framework around building safety, in response to the recommendations set out in Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: final report’, published in May 2018. The report looked at the regulatory framework around the construction, maintenance and ongoing use of buildings, with a particular focus on multi-occupied, high-rise residential buildings.

The implementation plan, amongst other things, summarises the work that has already been undertaken to make existing buildings safe and ensure that residents are safe, and feel safe. In summary, the plan aims to:

The plan sets out some of the changes Government intends to consult on in spring 2019.

Alongside the implementation plan, Government has also published a Call for Evidence which invites views on how residents of multi-occupied buildings can best be supported to help keep their homes and buildings safe. The closing date for responses is 12 February.

Anyone with an interest in this issue is welcome to submit their views. Responses are particularly welcomed from residents of multi-occupancy buildings, owners, landlords and managers of such buildings. If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised by this Call for Evidence or request a meeting, please contact: the Residents’ Voice team at [email protected].

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