LGA responds to Building Safety Bill in Queen’s Speech

"This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law."


A row of houses

Responding to the announcement in today’s Queen’s Speech of a Building Safety Bill, Lord Porter, building safety spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said:

“This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law.

“People have a right to be safe and to feel safe in their own homes, and industry and duty-holders now need to step up and deliver the remediation work required.

“No innocent person should have to pay the costs of fixing the problems to make their homes safe. Everything should be done to force the guilty parties to meet the costs they have imposed on the country through decades of failure on an industrial scale and prevent wider economic damage that could result if the cladding scandal continues to impact the housing market.”