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ABI welcomes the Building Safety Bill

Today the Building Safety Bill was published. 

James Dalton, Director of General Insurance at the Association of British Insurers said: 

“We welcome the publication of the Building Safety Bill. The ABI has long called for the fundamental reform of our building safety regulations, and this is a landmark opportunity to deliver safer homes and business premises. Our industry has a crucial role to play in driving reform, and we are totally committed to working with the Government and other stakeholders on these vital reforms.”

“While there is much to support in this Bill, such as the establishment of a Building Safety Regulator and construction products regulations, we want to see its scope extended beyond buildings over 18 metres high. Fire risk consideration should not be constrained to arbitrary height limits. We will study the Bill’s provisions, including how  information on a building’s construction and safety history will be recorded and shared.”

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Last updated 05/07/2021