Fire Brigades Union responds to Gove cladding announcement

The Fire Brigades Union has said that Michael Gove’s announcement on the building safety crisis still leaves residents ‘desperately short of where they need to be’, more than four years after Grenfell.  Building safety crisis problems increase fire risk and therefore put…

British Safety Council responds to Government’s cladding announcement

Commenting on an announcement on 10 January by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Communities and Housing, in which he set out plans to raise £4bn to replace combustible cladding on buildings of heights between 11m and 18m,…

ASFP supports calls for funding to address tall-building fire-safety failings

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire-protection sector, is supporting calls for greater funding to address identified fire-safety failings in tall buildings. The move comes following the government’s announcement of its five-point…

FBU responds to government building safety announcement

Responding to the government’s announcement of further measures to tackle the building safety crisis, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused the government of taking a ‘piecemeal and patchwork approach – designed to shield itself from responsibility’. Matt Wrack, FBU…

Leaseholders deserve better

The Fire Sector Federation calls upon the UK government to help release leaseholders from living in danger. The Official Opposition debate on 1 February 2021 highlighted the plight of the sleepless nights of the many leaseholders caught in a dreadful…

British Safety Council demands action from the Housing Minister after three years of delay post-Grenfell disaster

Too many buildings are unsafe, and too many residents feel trapped in their homes says chief executive Mike Robinson The chief executive of the British Safety Council has today written to the Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher, to ask the government…

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