This year will be another period of fast-paced fire and building safety reform, says Katherine Metcalfe from Pinsent Masons law firm.

Here is an at-a-glance guide to the forthcoming changes.

Building safety

The Building Safety Bill was published in draft last year. It is being revised to address important questions raised by Parliament and stakeholders during pre-legislative scrutiny. The revised Bill will be brought to Parliament soon and will introduce a new regulatory regime, overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to enhance the fire and structural safety of new and existing residential buildings.

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