Building safety webinar with Clive Betts MP and the British Property Federation

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The issue of building safety has never been higher profile than it is today.

As the draft Building Safety Bill nears the end of its pre-legislative scrutiny BECG is pleased to welcome the Chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Clive Betts MP, to a webinar to discuss the Bill and what lies ahead for UK building regulation.

Joining Clive will be the British Property Federation’s Director of Real Estate Policy, Ian Fletcher, for what will be a fascinating discussion on:

  • The evidence gathered by the Select Committee in its scrutiny sessions
  • How the current building regulations system may change
  • The implications for developers, landlords and funders
  • How the needs of residents and communities will be reflected
  • And the next steps to implement the Hackitt Review recommendations

There will also be the opportunity for you to pose your questions to Mr Betts and Ian on this crucial topic.

Speakers include:

Clive Betts MP

Clive Betts is the MP for Sheffield South East after first being elected in 1992. Mr Betts is Chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and has been a member of the Committee since July 2017. As Chair of the Select Committee, Mr Betts has been conducting the pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Building Safety Bill after its publication in July of this year.


Ian Fletcher

Ian is Director of Real Estate Policy at the British Property Federation. He was a member of the Government’s Montague Review and is a long-term champion of the Build-to-Rent sector. He helped Government review the case for protecting client money and chaired the regulation of student accommodation. He currently sits on the Affordable Housing Commission. Ian is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management and Fellow of the RSA.

Ian was formerly Head of Policy and Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce. He has also worked in banking and teaching, and holds professional qualifications in finance and market research.


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