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"Not banning the cladding at the time, or strengthening rules for its use in the UK, breached residentsí right to life under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This is a fault the Equality and Human Rights Commission says "lies with the authorities". "

Equalities & Human Rights Commission, Press release accompanying their report into the Grenfell Tower disaster, 13th March 2019



"Through the Affordable Homes Guarantee Scheme, the government will guarantee up to £3 billion of borrowing by housing associations in England to support delivery of around 30,000 affordable homes. "

HM Treasury, Spring Statement 2019, 13th March 2019



"If no deal is reached between the UK and the European Union, the UK economy could face significant and permanent damage."

Colin Ellis, Moody's Investor Service Announcement - UK economic growth decelerates as consumption, housing market and financial conditions all weaken, 25th January 2019


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More fire safety regulatory failures revealed


During the last quarter, Steve Reed MP has accused the government of being culpable for the tragedy at Grenfell Tower because they failed to act on the recommendations of the Coroner following the death of six people at Lakanal House in 2009. This may have been because of a government ruling that required departments to find savings of £2 from deregulation for every additional £1 cost arising from new regulations - a rule that will not apply to fire safety legislation from now on. The government has also belatedly published studies from 2015, highlighting a number of risk factors that were to play a part in the rapid spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017.

For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.


2019 Members Conference

Our fourteenth Members' Conference took place on 28th February 2019 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.

The 2020 Conference will be on 27th February at the same venue.




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