The Building Safety Bill is a direct result of Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety, commissioned after the 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The Bill is expected to deliver the biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years by bringing forward significant changes that will apply to the construction industry, with the aim of improving building and fire safety for residents.
Part of the Bill includes proposed amendments to the Architects Act 1997, on which the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has consulted. The RIBA has responded to this consultation, shaped by responses from our members and the wider profession.
The RIBA will be closely monitoring the Bill as it passes through Parliament. Read the articles below to find out more about our work so far.