Government response: Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1

The government have published their response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 1 in a January 2020 report (pdf).

This report sets out the steps they are taking to implement the report’s recommendations as well as the wider work they are doing to make buildings safer.

The report finds:

  • MHCLG banned the use of combustible materials on new high-rise blocks of flats in December 2018 and on 20 January 2020 went further by announcing the launch of a consultation to review the current ban, including proposals to lower the 18 metre height threshold to at least 11 metres
  • The Fire Safety Bill will create a firm foundation to enable the Government to lay regulations needed to deliver the legislative recommendations in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report.

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