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Solace blog

23rd August 2023

MJ Article: Building control – staying on top of the changes, Karen Bradford and Lorna Stimpson

“Circle October 1 in your diary because this is the date that the new building safety regime comes into effect. With it come changes that will impact councils of all shapes and sizes and could, in the short term at least, put extra pressure on our workforces too.

With the possibility of strong sanctions and financial penalties facing those who do not comply with the Building Safety Act and its associated secondary legislation it is important that all council chief executives take stock and ensure their organisation is on top of the changes to the way building control works in both England and Wales. Because, as things stand, it would appear the sector is collectively a bit behind the curve.”

Click here to read the full article by Karen Bradford, Solace deputy spokesperson for housing, planning, and infrastructure, and chief executive, South Kesteven DC and Lorna Stimpson, chief executive, Local Authority Building Control (LABC), in the MJ.