KPMG has stepped down from its role as an adviser to the Grenfell Tower inquiry after MPs, academics and campaigners raised "serious questions" about potential conflicts of interest The decision comes after an open letter claimed the firm had failed to disclose that it acts as auditor to Celotex, the...
BSRIA has responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
Manchester City Council has approved the installation of sprinkler systems in 36 of its high-rise tower blocks in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched ‘Following Grenfell’, to look into the human rights and equality dimensions of the tragedy, and to determine if the State is fulfilling its duties under human rights and equality law
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned there will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry “starts to take fire safety more seriously”
Initial findings from the Independent Grenfell Task Force appear to confirm that Kensington and Chelsea Council had neither the breadth of skills nor the competence to cope
Twelve years prior to the Grenfell disaster, a critical report revealed a negligent approach to the safety of the tower’s residents by Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO)
Metropolitan Police have reportedly asked to vet any release of information relating to Kensington and Chelsea Council action on fire safety advice The Metropolitan Police is reportedly vetting Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to Kensington and Chelsea Council (RBKC) that would outline action taken to mitigate fire risks at Grenfell Tower. These...
The Grenfell Tower tragedy: Have the council and the tenant management organisation committed the...
Following the Grenfell fire, the Metropolitan Police have stated there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect corporate manslaughter may have been committed. Caroline Dunne, a Consultant Solicitor specialising in regulatory offences, examines the law in this area
Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, there have been widespread calls to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing. BAFSA supports this principle – but Chief Executive Keith MacGillivray cautions against a rush to install systems that do not meet British Standards
London’s Metropolitan Police say they have widened the investigation into the Grenfell fire tragedy to include 336 firms thought to be involved in the construction, refurbishment or management of the tower
Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, explains how the Grenfell Tower tragedy is a wake-up call for electrical safety checks and building regulations
The UK construction trade appears optimistic about hiring plans, as repairs to housing following the Grenfell disaster, enhances demand for building work