RIBA: Ministers' latest Hackitt response ‘lacks urgency’

RIBA's 66 Portland Place headquarters

Past president Jane Duncan says building regs are still unfit for purpose 18 months after Grenfell

RIBA has warned that the government’s response to the Hackitt Review on Fire Safety does not go far enough to address failings in the regulatory system that still exist well over a year after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government yesterday published a 62-page response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations and fire safety – which came out in May.

But while the document sets out detailed measures to address all the reforms broached by Hackitt, it does not propose a rapid step-change.

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