The Government has launched a consultation on proposals for the new Building Safety Levy, which is expected to come into force in 2023. The levy will apply to new high‐rise residential buildings, care homes, and hospitals which are 18 metres or more in height or at least seven storeys, where building control approval is sought. It will sit alongside the Residential Property Developer Tax meaning some developers will pay both the levy on specific developments and the tax on their profits from these developments. The consultation closes on 15 October.
The BSI has published a consultation on the draft of PAS 8673 which sets out a framework for the competence of Building Safety Managers. It describes different levels of competence based on knowledge, experience and responsibility and provides guidance on how to assess the competency of individuals. The consultation closes on 15 September and responses can be submitted by logging into the BSI Standards Development website.