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Report reveals lack of sprinklers in London council flats

Report reveals lack of sprinklers in London council flats

Investigations, Specials, UK
A Labour party report has revealed only 4% of London council blocks over 30 metres high have sprinklers. Data shows that only 32 out of 837 high-rise council blocks have sprinkler systems. This is despite a coroner suggesting retro-fitting all councils install sprinklers after the Lakanal House fire in 2009. https://twitter.com/LabourSJ/status/1065931521796771841 Councils across the city pledged to install sprinkler systems after the Grenfell fire. When the Grenfell fire occurred in 2016, only nine tower blocks were fitted with sprinklers, however, since the fire, only 23 blocks have seen the systems installed. Earlier this year, Sajid Javid said the government would do everything they could to would help councils with the cost of installing sprinkler systems. So far ...
The launch of universal credit for Grenfell survivors faces heavy criticism

The launch of universal credit for Grenfell survivors faces heavy criticism

News, UK
The implementation of universal credit in the North Kensington area has been met with a large amount of criticism. https://twitter.com/Amelia_Womack/status/1058016105015533568 https://twitter.com/mlchandler01/status/1057549154472345600 https://twitter.com/LawCentres/status/1057562515922661376 A new updated version of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 was published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on the day of the Budget on Monday. The regulations stated that "the roll-out of Universal Credit full service in postcode areas administered by North Kensington Jobcentre will now take place from 12 December 2018". The Grenfell neighbourhood is included in the area. Emma Dent Coad, Kensington MP, told HuffPost UK that she was “dreading” the impact and the DWP should “have
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