GRENFELL TOWER

tower inquiry

KPMG quits Grenfell Inquiry role amid “serious questions” over conflicts of interest

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...
interim report

BSRIA calls on members & industry to support Hackitt Review

BSRIA has responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
sprinkler systems

Manchester City Council approves installation of sprinkler systems in tower blocks

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
Following Grenfell

Commission launches Following Grenfell

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
construction industry

Fire brigade criticises construction industry over fire safety

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”
Grenfell Task Force

Report condemns Grenfell council for ‘failing its community’

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
KCTMO

Report: ‘Inadequate’ Grenfell management 12 years prior to fire

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)
Kensington and Chelsea Council

Met Police accused of ‘blocking’ Grenfell FoI requests

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...
corporate manslaughter

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
retrofit fire sprinkler systems

Do we need to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing?

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
Grenfell probe

Grenfell probe widens to 336 companies

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
electrical safety checks

Electrical safety checks in the wake of Grenfell

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
UK construction trade

Grenfell fire disaster drives UK construction trade

The UK construction trade appears optimistic about hiring plans, as repairs to housing following the Grenfell disaster, enhances demand for building work
Grenfell tower

Javid provides update on Grenfell Tower

Sajid Javid has provided an update on the government response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy to Parliament outlining the progress made

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