Javid’s top-to-bottom social housing review
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has launched a green paper on social housing in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Former Grenfell chief wanted private meeting
One of the last recommendations made by Kensington & Chelsea RLBC chief executive Nicholas Holgate before he resigned was for the first cabinet meeting after the Grenfell Tower fire to be held in private, The MJ can reveal.
Lib Dems fight for post-Grenfell action
The effective ‘privatisation’ of building control has led to a watering down of fire safety checks, the Lib Dems have claimed.
Council shock at government refusal to fund fire safety work
Nottingham City Council’s disbelief after its request for financial support from the Government to install fire sprinklers in tower blocks was turned down has been made public.
Lewisham chief resigns to take up permanent role at Kensington & Chelsea
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s interim chief executive is to take up the permanent role at the council.
Government asks councils to confirm safety of privately owned high-rise buildings
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has repeated calls for all private owners of high-rise buildings to cooperate with local authorities and test the ACM cladding on their buildings for fire safety.
Government reveals details of building regulations review
The Government has today published the terms of reference for the independent review of building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Kensington & Chelsea to use £40m from reserves for Grenfell survivors
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC has proposed to use £40m, initially from reserves to provide permanent accommodation to the residents of Grenfell Tower.
Finance concerns grow in wake of Grenfell
Council finance directors are growing increasingly concerned about the impact of the Grenfell Tower fire on their budgets.
The Government has to address its housing policy
Heather Jameson says it is time the Government stopped burying its head in the sand on complex social issues - especially in the wake of Grenfell.
Mears expects revenue loss as councils 'delay new contracts'
Social housing maintenance company Mears Group has suggested councils are delaying new contracts as they review safety measures in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Inquiry to focus on council's repsonse to fire concerns
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s response to any information it received about a fire risk at Grenfell tower will be scrutinised by the Government-commissioned inquiry, it has been announced.
Government turns attention to private landlords after Grenfell
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will support councils in taking action against private sector building owners who do not cooperate in ensuring the safety of high-rise buildings from fire, the communities secretary has said.
Grenfell taskforce attempts to address independence concerns
Ministers have stressed the independence of the Government-appointed team that will support Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s (RBKC) long-term recovery plan following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Public needs better fire safety information councils are told
Councils should be more proactive in making fire safety information available to the public, the Information Commissioner has urged.
Council-owned buildings fail new fire safety test
Nearly 100 buildings owned or managed by councils and housing associations have failed the latest fire safety tests conducted in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Rising from the ashes
Who is behind the new Grenfell Taskforce, and what has it been set up to achieve? Sam Clayden reports.
Grenfell residents face 'slow and painful' journey for justice
Grieving residents and families could be left disappointed by ‘slow and painful’ legal processes in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, local government lawyers have warned.
Police: Grenfell council could have committed corporate manslaughter
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC and the organisation that managed the Grenfell Tower block could face charges of corporate manslaughter over the fire that killed at least 80 people, the Metropolitan Police has revealed.
Sector chiefs’ warning of hollowed out Whitehall
Senior sector figures this week called for clarity amid escalating concerns Whitehall is too stretched to tackle critical financial sustainability issues.