Safety review after inferno
An independent review into building regulations and fire safety has been announced after the Grenfell Tower blaze exposed widespread risks in high-rise buildings.
The Department for Communities and Local Government said last month’s inferno “raised serious questions” about fire safety, centred on the use of flammable cladding in tower blocks.
The probe is to be led by Dame Judith Hackitt and will report to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and Home Secretary Amber Rudd, the government said.
Mr Javid said: “It’s clear we need to urgently look at building regulations and fire safety.
“This independent review will ensure we can