Dame Judith Hackitt named as government adviser on new Building Safety Regulator

Dame Judith Hackitt
  • Dame Judith Hackitt will advise the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the most effective way to deliver a powerful new Building Safety Regulator
  • The Regulator will have the power to apply criminal sanctions to those flouting the new rules

A respected expert in building safety, Dame Judith Hackitt will provide independent advice to the government on how best to establish the powerful new Building Safety Regulator, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced today (28 October 2019).

The appointment follows Dame Judith’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, in which the government committed to take forward all of her recommendations and go further, by forming a new national Building Safety Regulator.

The Regulator will oversee the design and management of buildings, with a strong focus on ensuring the new regime for higher-risk buildings is enforced effectively and robustly. It will also have the power to apply criminal sanctions to building owners who do not obey the new regime.

The Communities Secretary, Rt Hon 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.

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