The Grenfell Tower Inquiry was created to examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on the night of 14 June 2017. We hope it will uncover the truth about what happened and why and make recommendations so that nothing like this ever happens again.
Grenfell United led the campaign to have additional panel members to sit alongside the judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick to ensure that the Inquiry would have experience about how communities like ours are treated by authorities. Over 150,000 people signed our petition which forced then Prime Minister Theresa May to change her mind and agree a panel. In November 2020, the full panel finally joined the Inquiry.
The Inquiry Published its phase 1 recommendations on 30 October 2019. It made a number of recommendations including for dangerous ACM cladding to be banned and removed from buildings, for a national evacuation strategy and for improved safety for residents in tower blocks. We continue to campaign to make sure the ALL the recommendations will be implemented. Read the phase 1 report here.
To keep updated about the Inquiry the following news outlets and journalists provide regular updates about what is happening:
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast, BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066rd9t/episodes/downloads
Inside Housing: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/
Pete Apps, Inside Housing: https://twitter.com/PeteApps
Rags Martel: ITV London https://twitter.com/RagsMartel
More information about the Inquiry can be found on the Inquiry website.