The latest issue considers the consequences of the independent building regulations review and looks at industry hopes for Brexit negotiations amidst uncertainty over future customs arrangements
June’s H&V News went to press as the final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published, setting out a direction for reform of the existing regulatory framework that it concluded was overly complex.
A number of further industry consultations are set to be undertaken by government. The report itself backs the formation of a new regulatory body supported by industry that would coordinate the work of fire brigades, local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Staying on the regulatory front, the magazine also looks at how representatives for the HVAC and mechanical services industries are trying to influence government thinking around major priorities for Brexit and trying to ensure ongoing trade with EU member states that is as frictionless as possible.
The EURIS taskforce, an advisory body made up of trade groups such as FETA and BEAMA, has now established a network with EU counterparts to create a single pan-European industrial voice to identify key concerns over how Brexit may impact their operations.
H&V News also looks at an educational programme from M + W Hargreaves and a number of other highlights of our recent awards ceremony.
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