The Grenfell Tower Inquiry published its Phase 1 report on 30 October 2019. The focus of Phase 1 has been to establish what happened on the night of 14 June 2017.
Phase 2 of the inquiry began on 27 January and is examining the circumstances and causes of the fire.
The headline findings of the first phase of the inquiry address:
The report confirms that further investigation will be needed in Phase 2 of the inquiry on:
There are a number of findings in the report that may have implications for housing associations in the long term. Our member briefing summarises these findings and their implications for the sector.
In the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019, it was announced that the government would introduce a new Fire Safety Bill to implement the relevant legislative recommendations of the Phase 1 Report.
More detail of the Fire Safety Bill is contained in the government’s response to the recommendations of the Phase 1 Report, published on 21 January 2020. The response sets out actions the government has been taking that are relevant to the inquiry’s phase 1 recommendations.
We have met with the inquiry to explain who we are and our role, so that they are aware of the information and support we could offer them if they thought it appropriate. We’ll continue to monitor the progress of the inquiry to understand what the implications of its findings will be for our sector and any support we can provide our members as a result.
More information about the inquiry is available on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry website.