We are the voice of insurance and long-term savings | Contact us

ABI welcomes publication of draft Building Safety Bill

The ABI has welcomed the publication today of the draft Building Safety Bill, which seeks to bring forward changes to the building safety regime.

The Bill has been published in draft form to allow for pre-legislative scrutiny in Parliament, ahead of its formal passage through the legislative process. 

Commenting on the publication of the Bill, James Dalton, Director of General Insurance Policy commented: 

The publishing of the draft Bill is a welcome and significant step towards ensuring that building regulations are up to date and fit for purpose.

Importantly, it will provide much needed clarity to all those involved in making sure that people living in high rise buildings are safe.

We would urge Government, however, to extend the Bill to encompass buildings of any height accommodating vulnerable people.”

Alongside the publication of the draft Bill by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Home Office have also today announced a consultation on Fire Safety to implement the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and improve and strengthen the fire safety framework alongside the measures within the draft Bill. 

Last updated 20/07/2020