Robert Jenrick – 2020 Comments on Building Safety Law

Text of the comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on 18 July 2020.

This is a significant milestone on our journey to fundamentally improving building safety and delivering real change that will keep people safer in their homes.

I remain committed to making sure we get this right, which is why I will be publishing the draft Bill for scrutiny and improvement before it is introduced in Parliament.

I am also calling on the industry to actively prepare for these changes now. It is vital that the sector moves in step with us, to provide confidence and reassurance to residents that their safety is firmly at the heart of everything we do.