Grenfell’s unresolved conundrum
Nineteen months on from the fire at Grenfell Tower and we are no closer to addressing the question of who should foot the bill for the remedial work necessary for privately-owned buildings with equally dangerous cladding. Bob Neill explains
Taskforce renews plea for Grenfell council to bolster senior capacity
An independent taskforce has again urged Kensington & Chelsea LBC (RBKC) to bolster its senior capacity to support operational delivery despite resistance from the council.
Second phase of Grenfell inquiry not expected before 2020
Phase two of the Grenfell Tower inquiry hearings is unlikely to start before the end of next year, it has emerged.
Councils given power to remove unsafe cladding from private buildings
Local authorities have been given the power to strip unsafe cladding from private residential buildings over 18 metres tall.
The long journey towards rebuilding trust at Kensington and Chelsea RLBC
The Grenfell tragedy and its aftermath were devastating, says Elizabeth Campbell - and she pledges to listen more closely to local people to ensure they 'have a real stake in what is happening on their own doorsteps and in their own lives'
Council to take legal action over cladding
Camden LBC will take legal action against the firms that refurbished flats fitted with dangerous cladding.
Conservative conference: Brokenshire ban on cladding
Communities secretary James Brokeneshire has announced changes to building regulations banning the use of combustible materials for all new high rise buildings.
Council employee jailed for £100k Grenfell funds fraud
A Kensington and Chelsea LBC employee has been jailed for five and a half years after admitting fraud offences relating to the Grenfell fire
Salford's £25m cladding loan halted by Government
The Government has blocked Salford City Council’s plans to loan £25m to replace cladding on nine tower blocks.
Social housing paper dismissed as 'small step'
The Government’s long-awaited social housing Green Paper has been dismissed as a ‘small step’ towards improvement by the Conservative-led Local Government Association.
Government steps in following Grenfell Tower outcry
The Government will take on responsibility for the Grenfell Tower site, Marsham Street has announced.
Council rejects Grenfell rehousing deadline
Demands for a deadline to rehouse those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have been rebuffed by Kensington and Chelsea LBC.
Private leaseholders need assurance over Grenfell cladding
Leaseholders are enduring a miserable existence with properties rendered worthless because they have similar cladding to the Grenfell Tower. Paul Wheeler calls on the Government to act.
Raft of changes for Kensington and Chelsea to engage with residents
Kensington and Chelsea RLBC is to undergo an overhaul in an effort to engage with its residents following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Grenfell survivors' distrust to 'last a generation'
It will take a 'generation’ to restore public trust in Kensington & Chelsea RLBC, its leader has told a panel of MPs.
Pressure growing for compensation over banned cladding materials
Pressure is mounting for Government compensation to be paid to buildings containing materials expected to be banned in the wake of the Grenfell fire.
What the fire taught us
After Grenfell, changes to governance and consultation were the recommendations of a study for Kensington & Chelsea RLBC by the Centre for Public Scrutiny, and the Democratic Society. Jacqui McKinlay explains.
Preventing another Grenfell
On the first anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy Lord Porter explains how the Local Government Association is working with the Government to stop this from happening again.
Grenfell council leader pays tribute
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s leader has praised the families affected and paid tribute to those who died a year on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Council response to Grenfell tragedy was 'weak' - report
Damage caused by Kensington and Chelsea RLBC's ‘weak’ response in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire will be ‘difficult to repair,’ a report has suggested.