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‘Polluter Pays’ Bill

The ‘Polluter Pays’ Bill is an initiative aimed at moving the often significant and costly remediation works that are arising from historic structural or fire safety issues away from innocent flat owners and onto those responsible for the poor workmanship. It aims to amend the Building Safety Bill which had its second reading last month before Parliament broke for the summer recess and the proposed amendment is based on the same principle as the law for contaminated lands according to which those who produce pollution should be held responsible and pay for the damage caused to the environment. In a similar…