Government to take forward Hackitt review recommendations on building regulations and fire safety
Commenting on the government’s announcement of a new regulatory system for building safety, Chartered Institute of Housing head of knowledge Debbie Larner said: "The Hackitt Review rightly recommended a wholesale overhaul of the building regulations and fire safety system covering high-rise buildings and we have been urging the government to put its recommendations into practice as soon as possible, so we welcome today’s announcement that they will all be taken forward.
"It is absolutely vital that we increase accountability for everyone involved in building and managing homes and make sure that residents have a stronger voice.
"Everyone who works in housing must play their part in the new regulatory system and we will be doing everything we can to make sure that our members understand the changes coming their way so they can put them into practice quickly and effectively. We will continue to work closely with government to support the development of a robust competency framework to ensure that everyone involved in building safety has the right level of skills, behaviour and knowledge."