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Buildings: Safety

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 50146, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the value of additional funding that will be required by local authorities to effectively administer the proposed new building safety regime, as set out in the Building Safety Bill.

Answered on

24 September 2021

The Building Safety Bill contains provisions to support local authorities to fulfil their functions under the Bill, including to widen the scope of local authorities' charging schemes under the Building Act, and to enable the Building Safety Regulator and the Secretary of State to reimburse a local authority for work carried out by its inspectors in support of the Building Safety Regulator.