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Government announces new package of measures to improve building safety

The Government has announced that a new building safety regulator will be established, as part of a new package of measures designed to improve building safety in residential blocks.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will begin to establish the new regulator in shadow form immediately, ahead of it being full established, following legislation.

The regulator will raise building safety and performance standards, including overseeing a new, more stringent regime for higher-risk buildings.

Dame Judith Hackitt, who carried out an independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, following the Grenfell Tower fire, will chair a Board to oversee the transition.

ACM cladding

Speaking this week in the House of Commons, (see tweet below) the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP also announced that from February, he will start to name building owners where remediation has not started to remove unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding from their buildings.

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