On 19 March the government published the Fire Safety Bill, which is one of two expected pieces of legislation linked to building safety this year.
The Bill aims to clarify landlords' responsibilities for managing risks associated with the external walls and structure of multi-occupied residential buildings, and flat entrance doors that open into communal spaces.
The Bill also lays the groundwork for implementing the recommendations from the phase one report of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.
This work remains a priority for the government during the current coronavirus outbreak, and we'll be in touch with our members soon to explore the implications of the bill on housing associations.
We understand that there may be specific challenges our members are facing when it comes to responding to the public inquiry recommendations given the current circumstances, and we would like to hear from you where this is the case.
If you have any questions about the Bill, or our work on building safety, please contact Victoria Moffett.