Following the fire at Grenfell Tower, we commissioned the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, led by Dame Judith Hackitt. Dame Judith concluded that the current system for ensuring fire safety in high-rise buildings was ‘not fit for purpose’ and had lost public confidence and residents’ trust. We accepted Dame Judith’s diagnosis of the system and in December 2018, we published our Implementation Plan that committed to take forward the Review’s recommendations as part of a fundamental reform of the system for ‘higher-risk residential buildings’.

This consultation seeks your views on our proposals across the following areas:
  • The scope of the new building safety regulatory regime.
  • New, responsible dutyholders who have robust duties across the whole life cycle of a building in scope - from design to demolition.
  • How we will empower residents within a new building safety system with residents at its heart.
  • Proposals to ensure robust oversight of the building safety and wider regulatory system, including developing the Independent Review’s recommendations by proposing a new building safety regulator with broad functions.
  • How we intend on improving compliance and strengthening enforcement and sanctions within the new building safety regulatory system framework.
This consultation is open to everyone. We are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across the public and private sectors, as well as from the general public. This consultation will last for eight weeks from Thursday 6 June 2019 to 23:59 on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

If you have any enquiries about the consultation please contact:

The next page will detail how to use this consultation survey to submit a response.
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