Final Grenfell Taskforce report published

The Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce has published its final report, and appointed Nick Hurd as an Independent Adviser to the Prime Minister.

The Taskforce, set up after the Grenfell Tower fire, has been working with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) in developing and putting in place a long-term recovery plan for the bereaved, survivors and wider community.

The report’s findings include that RBKC has: continued to make progress in delivering a recovery plan for the people of North Kensington; put bespoke support in place for the bereaved and survivors; and permanently rehoused 95 per cent of households from Grenfell Tower and Walk and produced an ambitious new housing strategy.

The government has now said it is confident that RBKC can continue to improve without further support from the Taskforce, and that the Taskforce will stand down on 31 March.

Former Minister for Grenfell Victims, Nick Hurd, has been appointed as an Independent Adviser to the Prime Minister on Grenfell. His role will include advising Boris Johnson, other ministers and public bodies with responsibility for Grenfell-related issues, and representing the views of Grenfell communities at the heart of government.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “I am determined that everyone affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy should continue receiving the support they need and deserve. I welcome the appointment of Nick Hurd, who will bring a wealth of knowledge from his former role. I know he will be a champion for the community and ensure their view is heard across government.”