The Prime Minister announced on 15 June 2017 a public Inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower on the night of 14 June 2017. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry was established to examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire. Sir Martin Moore-Bick was appointed as the Chairman of the Inquiry by the Prime Minister on 28 June 2017. For the purposes of section 5 of the Inquiries Act 2005, the Inquiry was formally set up on 15 August 2017 and the Prime Minister set the Terms of Reference following a public consultation led by the Chairman.
This is the Executive Summary of the Phase 1 Report from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The report contains a detailed description of the events which occurred between the outbreak of the fire at just before 1.00 am until the last survivor left the tower at just after 8.00 am. It also contains findings about the cause and origin of the fire, its subsequent development and the response of the London Fire Brigade and other emergency services.
The report also contains a number of recommendations to improve the safety from fire of those who live in high-rise buildings.