Safety bill imposes two-year prison term for breaching building regs

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Draft legislation confirms new building safety regulator and reduction of building control powers

The government has published draft legislation setting out details of how new building regulations intended to prevent another Grenfell disaster will be implemented in practice.

The draft Building Safety Bill, which was published yesterday, confirms the appointment of a new Building Safety Regulator which will regulate all residential buildings over 18m high with a consequential reduction of local authority building control and approved inspector powers.

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