Hackitt Review briefing

This short guide for Federation members summarises the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety final report.

22 May 2018

In response to the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017 and subsequent wider building safety concerns, Dame Judith Hackitt was asked to lead an independent review of building regulations and fire safety, with a particular focus on multiple-occupancy, high-rise residential buildings.

The final report, published on 17 May 2018, sets out a new regulatory framework which seeks to address the failings identified and drive behavioural and cultural change across the industry. The report argues that only genuine system transformation will ensure that people living in high-rise buildings are safe and have confidence in the safety of their building.

Our briefing summarises the report for members, including: 

  • Dame Judith's personal introduction and key recommendations
  • the scope of a new regulatory framework
  • detail on major proposed changes
  • Government response
  • National Housing Federation response
  • conclusions and next steps. 

Read our briefing on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety final report