- Sprue Aegis has secured £2.9m of the £3.2m total DCLG funding to supply smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to the UK's Fire & Rescue Services ("UK F&RS") to be fitted into privately rented properties across the country in 2015.

In total, the DCLG funding will facilitate around 445,000 smoke and 52,000 CO alarms to be fitted free by UK F&RS to private sector landlords whose properties currently do not have alarms. All 46 UK F&RS in England are receiving smoke and CO alarms to distribute according to the number of privately rented properties in their area.

New regulations requiring landlords to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties have been laid in Parliament and are expected to come into force, subject to Parliamentary approval, in October 2015. The proposed measures will require landlords to ensure at least one working smoke alarm is installed on every floor of their property and test them at the start of every tenancy.

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