Draft Building Safety Bill published

The Government have released a draft Building Safety Bill following the Building a Safer Future consultation response in April 2020. The Bill sets out the measures intended to remedy the systematic issues identified by Dame Judith Hackitt in her review published in 2018 and introduces a new era of accountability. Among other measures, there will be a new Building Safety Regulator to oversee the new, more stringent regime for higher-risk buildings; more responsibility for Building Safety Managers and tougher sanctions for those who fail to meet their obligations; and improvements in the building control sector, such as a register for building inspectors and changes to titles. Read the draft Building Safety Bill here.