Resource demands after Hackitt

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The LFC described the work on fire safety following the Hackitt review as having a “huge impact” on London Fire Brigade resources. What has been the equivalent financial commitment from the Brigade on matters relating to the Review a) since its development and publication and b) what is predicted in future years?


Resource demands after Hackitt

Resource demands after Hackitt

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There has been a huge increase in the demand placed on the London Fire Commissioner’s fire safety resources and the Hackitt review has been a significant, but not the only, factor in this. 

Following the London Fire Commissioner’s review of resource requirements in 2017, £1.5m was set aside to resource Fire Safety in dealing with the additional workload that would follow from the fire at Grenfell Tower and other related reviews into building safety. Further demands have also been met as part of the Building Safety Programme to implement the Hackitt recommendations. This programme will be hosted by London Fire on behalf of NFCC, and supported with funding from the Home Office and MHCLG. Funding of £260k is expected in 2018/19 and further funding to be determined for 2019/20.