The Inquiry has published an update on its work. 

This update contains information about:

  • End of Phase 2 hearings
  • Phase 2 report preparation
  • Monthly community drop-in sessions
  • Disclosure figures
  • Core Participant figures
  • Support arrangements during hearings
  • Contact information

End of Phase 2 hearings

The Inquiry has now concluded evidential hearings for Phase 2. The Inquiry venue is closed to the public, but will reopen on the week of 7 November 2022 for Phase 2 closing statements. Further information on this, and the final stages of the Inquiry's work, will be published in due course.

The Chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, gave closing remarks at the end of the Inquiry’s final hearing on 21 July. The recording of this can be viewed here. A transcript of the Chairman’s closing remarks has also been published on the Inquiry’s website here

Phase 2 report preparation

The Panel will now begin preparing their final report. This will involve a review of the evidence heard in Phase 2, including written and oral witness testimony and expert analysis, and the formulation of recommendations based on the evidence heard.

While it is difficult to say at this stage how long it will take for the Panel to produce the final report, the Panel has already had preliminary discussions about the shape of the report and will be pursuing their review of the evidence without delay.

Monthly community drop-in sessions

The Inquiry plans to hold several ad hoc drop-in sessions for BSRs and the local community to attend throughout the report writing stage. The details of these sessions will be published online nearer to the time.

The Inquiry team can also be contacted by telephone or email once hearings have concluded. Contact information for the Inquiry can be found at the end of this newsletter.

Disclosure figures

 As at 27 July 2022, the Inquiry has disclosed 20,752 documents in Phase 1 and 299,204 in Phase 2, making a total of 319,956.

Core Participant figures

The full list of the Inquiry's core participants (CPs) is available on the key documents page. Further information on CPs is covered in our guide, which includes details of the role they play in the Inquiry and how this differs from being a witness.

The total number of CPs is 644.

Support arrangements after hearings

Counselling support services continue to be available for anyone who wants to talk about their emotional wellbeing. The NHS Grenfell Outreach Team is available Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 20:00, and on Friday from 08:00 to 17:00. Their number is 0208 637 6279. More information, including out of hours contact numbers, can be found on the NHS website.

Contact information

The Inquiry team can be contacted by telephone on 0800 121 4282 or by email at [email protected]

Posted on: 29 July 2022

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