Fire safety

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    Grenfell Tower campaigners fear repeat unless action is taken

    Non-profit organisation Justice4Grenfell has launched a campaign calling for justice and accountability, four years to the day that 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 June 2021

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    MPs vote for fire safety costs to be passed onto leaseholders

    MPs have for the third time voted down amendments in the Fire Safety Bill that would prevent fire safety remediation works being passed onto leaseholders.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 29 April 2021

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    The government should fund all cladding removal

    The government’s recently announced plan to fund the removal of unsafe cladding from residential buildings over 18 metres does not go far enough.

    By Jonathan O’Neill, Fire Protection Association on 17 March 2021

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    The cladding crisis is far from over

    A shortage of contractors to remove flammable cladding from high rise apartment buildings means people will be living in potentially unsafe homes for years to come.

    By Nigel Glen, Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) on 03 March 2021

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    Grenfell cladding suppliers ignored results of safety test

    Cladding used on Grenfell was ten times more flammable than an alternative product that could have been used, an inquiry heard yesterday.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 February 2021

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    The regulation complex

    Is it time for the public to take back safety?

    By Matthew Holder on 01 December 2020

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    Improving fire safety: British Safety Council response to consultation

    The British Safety Council has called for stronger sanctions in any non-compliance with fire safety, in a recent government consultation linked to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

    By British Safety Council on 04 November 2020

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    Building safety regime – major changes

    The Fire Safety Bill, introduced to the UK Parliament during lockdown, is likely to become law in the autumn.

    By Katherine Metcalfe, Pinsent Masons LLP on 03 September 2020

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    Building safety bill – at long last

    As parliament goes away for summer recess until 1 September, the government has published the Building Safety Bill.

    By Charles Pitt, British Safety Council on 10 August 2020

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    307 high-rises still have dangerous cladding

    Government will miss its deadline for removing dangerous combustible cladding from high-rise buildings, it has been revealed on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 25 June 2020