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Grenfell building safety report exposes “serious failings” by Govt

by Steve Beasant on 18 December, 2017

An interim report into building safety regulations commissioned in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has warned that the current system is “not fit for purpose,” due in part to weak enforcement of the rules and lack of clarity over who is responsible.

Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government, commented:

“This report exposes serious failings by the Government.

“Safety rules have not been properly enforced and the organisations that provide housing have not been held to account.

“Thousands of families across the country continue to live in unsafe accommodation.

“We need swift action to put the situation right before another tragedy occurs.

“That should include tougher enforcement of the rules and more funding for safety improvements.”


The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: interim report can be found here

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