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High-rise levy to hit up to 14,000 new homes a year Ministry to exempt affordable housing from Building Safety Levy but admits charge might knock completions

Tory rebel vows amendment to compensate leaseholders for cladding defects Stephen McPartland reveals his likely amendments to the Building Safety Bill

EWS1 forms scrapped for buildings below 18m in height Government and mortgage lenders back changes after research finds ‘no systemic risk of fire’ in smaller blocks

Fears raised over £1bn industry cost of new building safety systems Cost of regulation could affect scheme viability as impact assessment shows burden on industry in first three years

The Building Safety Bill has been published – what happens next? The long-awaited Building Safety Bill designed to improve safety and rights for leaseholders has drawn both criticism and praise since its publication yesterday. But when will the proposed reforms take effect? Carl Brown explains

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Time for a more targeted approach to building safety The Building Safety Bill is a step forward, but there’s much more to do to solve this crisis once and for all, argues Geeta Nanda

Building Safety Bill is ‘industry’s opportunity to embrace far-reaching change’ Legislation plans regulator for buildings over 18m, new homes ombudsman and tougher regulatory framework for construction products

Tory MP brands Building Safety Bill a ‘sticking plaster’ that won’t help leaseholders Stephen McPartland accuses the government of lacking the will to fix cladding scandal

NHF criticises lack of funding for housing associations in Building Safety Bill Trade body warns charitable associations are diverting money away from development for fire safety remediation

Homeowners to be given 15 years to challenge developers over defective work Home buyers will have a retrospective right to sue for shoddy building work 15 years after completion date under the Building Safety Bill

Architect warns of ‘avalanche of claims’ from Building Safety Bill Industry told to brace for flood of historic claims unleashed by bill

(updated 22 July 2021)