What you need to know about Morrell’s ‘seminal’ review into products testing

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A review of construction product testing commissioned by ministers following Grenfell Inquiry evidence has recommended sweeping changes. Here’s a guide to what it all means

Yesterday the government published a landmark review of the assessment regime for construction products, ordered in the wake of shocking evidence heard by the public inquiry into the 2017 Grenfell fire.

Authored by the government’s former chief construction advisor, Paul Morell, and construction legal expert Anneliese Day KC, the 174-page report recommends a major shake-up of the way approved bodies regulate products.

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