LEGAL COMMENT: Government launches national consultation on safety in the construction industry

Yesterday the Government announced the launch of its long awaited consultation on safety and regulation in the Construction industry.

Yesterday the Government announced the launch of its long awaited consultation on safety and regulation in the Construction industry.

Partner Paul Lowe comments:

"The consultation is a response to the events surrounding the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into those matters published last year.

"The Government’s plans include the establishment of a new building safety regulator together, more stringent sanctions for non-compliance and a new ‘Accountable Person’ role.

"The outcome of the Consultation is likely to shape the face of the Construction Industry for the foreseeable future and represents a major Government intervention. We will be working with clients in the next few weeks to assist in producing robust responses to the Consultation."

For more information, please contact Paul.Lowe@weightmans.com

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