Gove’s building safety measures are positive but more clarity is needed

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The housing secretary’s package of proposals on building safety are significant but many questions remain, writes Paul Hackett

When Michael Gove became secretary of state at the newly-titled Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, many saw the potential for a degree of policy upheaval. With a reputation as a trouble-shooter and deep-thinker, the consensus was that Gove would make his mark.

And so it has proved. The former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster took a matter of days to pause his predecessor’s suite of planning reforms.

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