Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Grenfell Bill

 The £300,000 saved in a cost-cutting exercise during the refurbishment of the 24-storey Grenfell council block between 2014 and 2016 that led to combustible aluminium panels being substituted for the planned non-combustible zinc on the exterior of the block has cost the council over £500m, £406m on its response and recovery efforts in almost four years since the disaster,  in addition to the costs to the taxpayer of the ongoing public inquiry, which hit £117m by the end of March this year, most of which was taken up with lawyers’ bills.

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