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Government to implement Hackitt’s recommendations

by on December 19, 2018

The UK government have announced their plans to implement all of the recommendations detailed in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017.

Their plans will improve building safety by introducing ‘a stronger and more effective regulatory framework’. A full review of the fire safety aspects of the building regulations will also take place.

In addition to taking forward all the recommendations, a Joint Regulators’ Group will also be formed to work closely with developers and building owners ahead of future new legislation.

Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: “There is nothing more important than being safe in your own home and I am determined to improve building safety.
My plan for stronger, tougher rules will make sure there is no hiding place for those who flout building safety rules.
By making people responsible and more accountable for safety, we will create a more rigorous system so residents will always have peace of mind that they are safe in their own homes.”

In October this year, LABC pledged their support to Dame Judith’s recommendations by partnering with BBA to form the 100% Hackitt campaign which rallied backing from organisations and recognised individuals across the building, maintenance and fire safety sectors.

LABC Chief Executive, Paul Everall has responded to the government announcement by saying: “The Secretary of State has shown leadership by recognising the need for systemic reform of the building safety regime by implementing Dame Judith Hackitt recommendations in full.
LABC has pledged to provide full support to the new Joint Regulators Group and we are ready with resources, people and expertise”.

Read the government announcement.

Access the government’s implementation plan.

Read LABC’s response.

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