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FIRE SAFETY – Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announces new Construction Product Regulator

  • National regulator established to ensure homes are built from safe materials.
  • Action taken as Grenfell Inquiry reveals manufacturers ignored safety rules.
  • Independent review will examine faults in the system and recommend how abuse can be prevented.

Residents will be protected through the establishment of a national regulator which will ensure materials used to build homes will be made safer, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

The regulator for construction products will have the power to remove any product from the market that presents a significant safety risk and prosecute any companies who flout the rules on product safety.

This follows recent testimony to the Grenfell Inquiry that shone a light on the dishonest practice by some manufacturers of construction products, including deliberate attempts to game the system and rig the results of safety tests.

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