Key information, guidance and government advice for councils on residential tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower on June 14, the LGA has worked closely with the Government and fire chiefs to coordinate national efforts, support councils and undertake urgent reviews of high-rise buildings.
In this section, which is updated regularly, you can find the latest information, guidance and advice.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have asked all councils to check any cladding on their tower blocks and if appropriate send it for testing. You can find their correspondence here.
Councils have a crucial role in engaging effectively with communities on these issues, both with council tenants and more widely, irrespective of who owns particular buildings. You might want to be aware of our draft advice note on which we would welcome comments.
Read the Government's terms of reference on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (August 30 2017).
Read our response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry consultation on terms of reference of the Inquiry (27 July 2017).
Grenfell Tower: Frequently asked questions for local authorities
This is for councils who are concerned about tower blocks in their areas, to share what we know currently in terms of factual information and Government advice.
Grenfell Tower: press releases
Read our latest media releases concerning the Grenfell Tower tragedy and implications for councils with residential tower blocks.
Fire safety in purpose-built flats
The LGA led work commissioned by Government to develop this sector-led guidance on fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats, which was written by experts in the field of fire safety.