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The UK government published a draft building safety bill to reform building and fire safety system

Fire safety
The UK government published the draft building safety bill on 20 July. This bill was decided to be much needed after the Grenfell Fire in 2017 with 72 fatalities. This bill will be an enhanced safety framework for high-rise residential buildings and will legislate to require that developers of new build homes must belong to a New Homes Ombudsman. The content published on the website include:
  • draft Building Safety Bill
  • explanatory notes
  • impact assessment
  • Delegated Powers Memorandum
  • summary of the draft Bill
Source: Policy paper: Draft Building Safety Bill published on UK government website on 20 July 2020 House of Commons: Building Safety Bill 2019-2021 published on House Commons Library on 17 July 2020

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