The Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 was a national tragedy. 72 people died; many more mourn the loss of their families, friends, community, and homes. We are determined to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.
Public Inquiry and its Recommendations so far
Immediately following the tragedy, the then Prime Minister Theresa May MP, announced a full public inquiry into the events at Grenfell Tower. The Inquiry, chaired by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, published its Phase 1 report on 30 October 2019. The report’s findings addressed the events of that night – the fire, how it started and spread, and the emergency response to it.
The report made 46 detailed recommendations to improve fire safety, directed at a range of organisations including: the London Fire Brigade and fire and rescue services more broadly, other emergency services, building owners, and Government.
Phase 2 of the Inquiry is underway examining the causes of these events, including how Grenfell Tower came to be in a condition which allowed the fire to spread in the way identified by Phase 1. More information about Phase 2 including the modules can be found on the Inquiry’s website.
The Government is implementing a number of recommendations, including: making fundamental legislative change; supporting fire and rescue services make the necessary improvements; leading on a research project to review evacuation strategies; and funding fire services to identify and support the remediation of buildings with historic risks from unsafe cladding.
Progress on implementing the recommendations
Please click here to review the progress made by Government, London Fire Brigade, National Fire Chiefs Council, fire and rescue authorities and other public authorities in implementing the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations.
More information on the Government’s response and action on Grenfell can be found on GOV.UK.