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"Following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we want the Government to begin an urgent and immediate review of building regulations. We cannot wait for the result of the public inquiry or coronerís report before this review is started. We have to act based on what we know now, while being prepared to revisit the building regulations again in the future if any additional lessons need to be learned."

Local Government Association, Statement, 19th July 2017

"This is not a question of waiting for the tests. Do not wait until you have a sample in and you know what the result of the test is. So far, 100% of the samples that have come in have proved to be combustible, so work on the assumption that you should be doing the fire safety checks now. "

Theresa May, Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, 28th June 2017

"We will fix the broken housing market and support local authorities and housing associations to build a new generation of council homes right across the country. They will offer to support the most ambitious councils and housing associations build thousands of new homes, in exchange for them building a new generation of fixed term, high quality council homes linked to a new right to buy for social tenants.

Conservative Party announcement, 15th May 2017


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Tower block safety: how should be respond

The repercussions of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower continue to affect the sector. There is some confusion over the testing process and on the action that landlords should take in relation to buildings with ACM cladding. There is also some uncertainty about whether the residents of high-rise buildings should be advised to evacuate or stay put in the event of a fire elsewhere in the block. More robust and intrusive risk assessments will be needed to resolve these questions.

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

2017 Members Conference

Our twelfth Members' Conference took place on 2nd March 2017 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.

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