Grenfell Tower Inquiry costs reach £117 million

As the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire looms, Inquiry costs are soaring and bereaved, survivors and residents still wait for answers about who is to blame for the deaths of 72 people.  

The Grenfell Inquiry continues with its work and is in the depths of module three, examining the role of fire safety measures in Grenfell Tower and how residents’ complaints fell on deaf ears.

A recent newsletter published by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry reveals:

  • Total costs for the Inquiry’s work since August 2017 have reached £117 million
  • Of this, £61 million are the legal costs including the £220,000 annual salary of the Chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick
  • Nearly half of the legal costs relate to the Core Participants representation, including that for the bereaved, survivors and residents as well as two fire service trade unions
  • £10 million has gone on costs for expert advisors

Senior representatives from the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) continue to give evidence for the remainder of the first part of module three.

Part two will focus on compliance with the Fire Safety Order and the competence of Carl Stokes who provide fire risk assessment services for the TMO. London Fire Brigade officers will also give evidence as the enforcing authority.

From 17 May, the Inquiry plans to allow a number of bereaved, survivors and residents to attend to watch the proceedings in person if they wish.