Council cabinet ‘has to resign’
have resigned since the inferno, many members of its cabinet remain in their posts.
Asked about the future of the council and KCTMO leadership, Ms Dent Coad said: “It changes by the day. We are looking at the taskforce leads who are coming in and what their records are like, but I really don’t see how anybody who was anywhere near the actual decision-making process could possibly continue working, any of them at all.
“Cabinet members will all be tarred with the same brush, because the decision went through the cabinet.
“Anybody else who was around in the KCTMO – nobody will trust them.” swiftly make any necessary improvements. Government is determined to make sure that we learn the lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire, and to ensure nothing like it can happen again.”
The development comes as it was revealed 82 towers failed a new fire safety test which scrutinises the combination of cladding and insulation.
It is the first raft of more comprehensive assessments following a wave of tests which saw hundreds of cladding samples fail standards for flammability in recent months.
The so-called “whole system” tests simulated tall buildings and tested the insulation and cladding materials in conjunction to see how they reacted to different types of fire, the government said.
Experts have previously flagged concerns that building regulations are unclear on the use of combustible cladding, which paved the way to their use by contractors.
Dame Judith will aim to publish a final report by spring 2018 and an interim report before the close of the year, according to the announcement.