legislation


Latest on the Building Safety Bill – Report Stage for MP amendment proposals to take place in January

The latest news on the Building Safety Bill, said to be a "key step in an extensive overhaul to building safety legislation" in the UK. Read More

Construction professionals reflect on 2021 and predict what’s to come in 2022

Here, several construction industry professionals provide their viewpoint on last year and what's to come in 2022. Read More

The National Security and Investment Act comes into force

From 4th January 2022, the government can question and intervene in certain investments that could harm the UK's national security through the NSI Act. Read More

Promises to better protect UK consumers against insecure IoT products with launch of Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill is designed to better protect citizens against threats from insecure IoT products. Read More

Law changes require all social housing providers to fit smoke alarms in rented accommodation

Law changes will now require all housing providers to install smoke alarms in social housing and CO alarms where fixed appliances are present. Read More

Wisconsin tragedy highlights growing need for tighter security at public events this Christmas

Professionals are stressing the importance of implementing increased security measures during the festive period. Read More

Evacuation policies and technologies for high-rise residential buildings

We summarise the thoughts on current evacuation policies and procedures in tall buildings from an expert panel at FIREX Connect 2021. Read More

Home Office seeking to externally commission new updates to Fire Safety Order guidance documents

The Home Office is seeking to externally commission new guides and updates to existing fire safety guidance documents. Read More

Changes to fire safety laws in Scotland require all homeowners to have interlinked alarms

New changes have been introduced by the Scottish Government where all homeowners will be required to have interlinked fire alarms. Read More

Security workers and the law: Who protects the protectors?

Steve Johnson uncovers the lack of protection in place to prevent violence against security professionals – despite the challenges they face. Read More

Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 will “protect the public and keep streets safe”

The Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 is said to be the "biggest shake-up of terrorist sentencing and monitoring in decades". Read More

Fire Safety Bill becomes Fire Safety Act 2021

On the 19th March, The Home Office introduced the new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. Follow all the latest, here. Read More

SHP launches April legislation update covering the latest in fire safety, mental health and COVID legislation

SHP’s April 2021 Health & Safety legislation eBook covers the latest progress on the Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill and more. Read More

New “groundbreaking plans” unveiled by Government to improve cyber security of smart IoT devices

As the uptake of smart devices continues to increase, the UK Government has announced its "groundbreaking plans" to ensure they are more cyber secure. Read More

Government announces measures to strengthen Fire Safety Order

Find out the measures contained in the Government's response to the Fire Safety Consultation to improve competence and cooperation in the sector. Read More

Webinar: What do the Fire and Building Safety Bills mean for you?

Watch the on-demand webinar from Barbour EHS, focusing on The Fire Safety Bill and The Building Safety Bill. Read More



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