RIBA tells MPs Hackitt proposals don't go far enough

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Professional body warns construction industry problems run deeper than high-rise housing

The RIBA has warned watchdog MPs that the proposals set out in Judith Hackitt’s post-Grenfell review of building standards do not go far enough to ensure public safety and fix endemic problems in the construction industry.

The professional body is due to give evidence to parliament’s Housing Communities and Local Government Select Committee later today to detail its observations on the Hackitt Review recommendations, which surprised many by failing to propose an outright ban on combustible cladding.

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