Tag - Grenfell Tower
Grenfell inquiry ‘way behind schedule’
QC claims second phase of inquiry might not start until 2020.
MP claims Grenfell survivor seen ‘begging on the street’
Commons hears 107 households from the Tower and surrounds still in hotels and temporary accommodation and not receiving survival funds.
Hard accusations fall in closing Grenfell statements
Chair reminded that the inquiry is examining potential unlawful killing as allegations against companies, Kensington & Chelsea council and London Fire Brigade are outlined.
Report exposes extent of outstanding FRA actions at Grenfell TMO
Grenfell Inquiry publishes previously secret audit papers identifying nearly 400 outstanding and overdue actions.
ACM residential remediation on the up
But stats show works to 13 buildings being funded through a combination of existing funds and litigation action rather than government.
Government enforces combustible materials ban
The government announced in the summer that it would ban combustible materials on high-rise homes.
New government review of tower block safety advice
Critics claim tests incomplete with some blocks being missed.
Major merger provider busted for fire risk breaches
Regulator makes newly formed housing association responsible for sorting out “serious detriment” to hundreds of tenants identified by merger partner.
Confidence in councils falls due to Grenfell tragedy
New survey finds 46% of British adults aren’t as confident in councils overseeing safety of high-rise buildings as they were pre-Grenfell.
Questions raised over Grenfell fire doors, gas pipes and lifts
Expert evidence outlines a series of failures with features supposed to keep residents safe.
MHCLG tenant fire safety group accused of ‘excluding tenants’
Ministry urged to reconsider criteria that specify membership applications from landlords only.
Welsh government gets ‘urgent action’ call on high rise fire safety
Committee says standards post-Grenfell still need tightening in recommending an overhaul of existing legislation.
Data share hampered Grenfell disaster relief efforts
A charity says caution by other organisations slowed down its ability to to pass on more than £8m in donations.
TMO staff told to ‘find answers’ over cladding as Grenfell Tower burned
Inquiry hears of email sent by TMO boss Robert Black from the scene warning of coming questions as to how the fire spread.
Board member told Grenfell TMO CEO of unfolding disaster
Robert Black, former CEO of Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, tells Grenfell Inquiry he took first assessment of the fire from TV news.
Five arrested over Grenfell bonfire video
Footage widely condemned as sickening – from the Prime Minister to the survivors of the disaster itself.