31 January 2020 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published the first progress report on the implementation of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations.
The Inquiry's Phase One report made 46 recommendations directed at the London Fire Brigade, other fire and rescue services, emergency services, government, and owners and managers of residential buildings.
Khan has committed to ensuring the inquiry's recommendations for the fire brigade are implemented, and to be "relentless in holding to account those responsible for putting into practice the remaining recommendations".
The content and format of future reports will be developed in consultation with the Grenfell community, trade unions and the London Assembly, and published monthly on City Hall's website.
The report contains 12 recommendations aimed primarily at the government. This includes 11 recommendations where the report recommends a change in the law to place new requirements on building owners and managers. This includes a thorough review of the controversial 'stay put' advice when buildings fail.
Three recommendations are aimed at building owners and managers, without requiring legal changes.
The next phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry began this week, focusing primarily on the building regulations, including the construction, refurbishment and management of Grenfell Tower.