Dame Judith Hackitt appointed adviser for new Building Safety Regulator

The Regulator will have the power to apply criminal sanctions to those flouting the new rules

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Dame Judith Hackitt is to provide independent advice to the government for its Building Safety Regulator.

The Regulator is designed to ensure that a new regime for higher-risk buildings is robustly enforced.

The proposal for a Regulator was published in the government’s Building a Safer Future consultation, which was published in June 2019.

This was based on recommendations made by Hackitt in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety published a year earlier.   

The government’s proposed new legislation will impose more responsibility on designing, constructing and operating high-rise buildings.

The Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP said: ‘I am grateful that Dame Judith has agreed to advise my department on the new Building Safety Regulator.

‘Her expertise will be essential to forming a strong Regulator with teeth to ensure all residents are safe, and feel safe, in their homes both now and in the future.’