Our last blog post at the beginning of the month was titled “1 week in …”. We had hoped to do a weekly post but things have been happening so fast 4 weeks have got behind us already! Back on the 4th Sophie and Brian recorded a podcast over a few glasses of wine and…

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New Fire Safety Bill Planned

The Home Office has introduced a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. The intention of the bill is to, according to the official government press release, “empower fire and rescue services to take enforcement action and hold building owners to account if they […] Click here to view original…

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Fire Safety Bill announced

The proposed Fire Safety Bill builds on action already taken to ensure that people feel safe in their homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again. Announced on 19th March, the bill will amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person […] Click here to view original…

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This week’s draft legislation is good news but serious questions remain, writes Andrew Mellor The Home Office yesterday introduced a new bill that is intended to improve fire safety in multi-occupancy residential buildings in England and Wales. The Fire Safety Bill was proposed following consultation with industry on required […] Click here to view original…

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NFCC pleased to see new Fire Safety Bill announced

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased to see the announcement of the new Fire Safety Bill, which includes measures NFCC has been calling for since 2017. NFCC: pleased to see new Fire Safety Bill announced Announced on 19th March, the new bill – which amends the Fire […] Click here to view original web…

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Council chiefs say new Fire Safety Bill ‘step in the right direction’

Building owners and managers of high-rise and multi-occupied buildings are to be held to account for the safety of their residents thanks to new legislation. The Home Office is today introducing a new Bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. It aims at clarifying that […] Click here to view original…

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Government publishes Fire Safety Bill

Picture: Getty Sharelines The bill, introduced to parliament by the Home Office yesterday , amends the Fire Safety Order 2005 to “clarify” that the duty holder for blocks of flats must “manage and reduce the risk of fire” posed by building structure, external wall systems and entrance doors. Fire […] Click here to view original…

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Home Office unveils new bill to improve fire safety in buildings

The proposed Fire Safety Bill builds on action already taken to ensure that people feel safe in their homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again. The bill will amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person or duty-holder for multi-occupied, […] Click here to view original…

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