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This year’s annual round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017 and previews what is on the horizon for 2018. This includes the social housing and governance implications of the Grenfell tower disaster, updates in education, children’s social care, health care and licensing. Also included is news on LexisNexis®’s content, including news of exciting developments from the past year and what is coming up in the next 12 months.
On 14 June 2017, Grenfell Tower in the west London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) was consumed by fire, leading to the death of 71 people, the serious injury of many more and the rendering homeless of several hundred.
Grenfell has become a watershed moment in the provision of social housing and accountability of local authorities in their service provision. The government has launched an inquiry to try to establish exactly what caused the tragedy. The focus of the inquiry is primarily health and safety in the original tower construction, subsequent modifications, fire safety arrangements and the inspections schedule, governance and management of the building (including the role of RBKC) along with communications with residents, including fire advice.
The inquiry will not address social housing policy despite the high profile requests that it should. The Equality and
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