An inquiry into London's Grenfell Tower blaze, which killed 72 people, has learned the main building contractor “came to the conclusion” that there was “no need” to hire a fire consultant, despite repeatedly saying that it would.
An inquiry into the Grenfell fire disaster which killed 72 people in 2017 was halted within minutes of resuming on Monday after angry outbursts from members of the public who called for it to be abandoned.
The chairman of the Grenfell Tower inquiry is to seek assurances from the government that any evidence provided by employees of the cladding firms won’t be used against them in further criminal prosecutions prompting anger online.
Companies that carried out refurbishment work on Grenfell Tower knew a whole two years before the disaster that the cladding would fail if exposed to fire, emails disclosed to the public inquiry suggest.
News that the principal Grenfell Tower contractor won a new contract worth almost £100 million to redevelop a London council estate might seem shocking, but really it’s unsurprising given the way the system operates in the UK.