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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released a Building a Safer Future – Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system document today.

 

See the opening statement below.

The tragedy at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 shattered the lives of countless people in the place where they should feel most safe: their home. Despite years of decline in incidents, injuries and fatalities from fires in our homes, the tragedy rocked confidence in the nation’s building safety system. To ensure nothing like Grenfell can ever happen again, we took committed action in the aftermath of the fire. We established the Building Safety Programme. The programme has been working across all the sectors to identify and remediate buildings with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding – this essential work is ongoing.

 

See full proposal here