MHCLG have today announced that a stronger and more effective regulatory framework is being introduced to improve building safety.
The government has published its intention to introduce a tougher regulatory system for building safety which sets out the next steps in implementing the reforms proposed by Dame Judith Hackitt’s final report ‘Building A Safer Future’.
Building a Safer Future, commits the government to a programme of reform over the coming years which will:
- Take forward all of the recommendations in the Hackitt review
- Create a more effective regulatory and accountability framework to provide greater oversight of the industry
- Introduce clearer standards and guidance, including establishing a new Standards Committee to advise on construction product and system standards and regulations
- Put residents at the heart of the new system of building safety, empowering them with more effective routes for engagement and redress
- Help to create a culture change and a more responsible building industry, from design, through to construction and management.
This is an important step in the process of reforming our industry to ensure that the buildings we build and refurbish protect the safety of those who live and work in them. CABE will be looking more closely at the issues raised in this publication, and working with our membership to provide a response to government. Dr Gavin Dunn, CABE Chief Executive