Government urged to fund bailout as costs forecast to soar in wake of Grenfell disaster
Robert BoothEXC: Forget the £400m the government has offered so far to fix social housing post-Grenfell. The bill to make residents safe will “easily exceed” £10bn, say landlords. Nearly 1,000 days from the disaster, it’s impact keeps on growing.
Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle see fastest increases in people seeking better quality of life
Robert Booth"My walking pace has changed. Not swift brisk London pace any more. It’s a lot slower."
- the joys of life in Sheffield, Newcastle and Leeds as flight to the north hits new high, according to new property data
Witnesses ‘very likely’ to be asked to discuss issues involving potential offences
Robert BoothInteresting direction of travel for the Grenfell Tower investigation: fraud. @grenfellinquiry chairman also highlights new, as yet unseen, evidence suggesting widespread safety dangers across Britain.
Government told to halt use of AI to detect fraud in decision hailed by privacy campaigners
Robert BoothDutch court halts robot surveillance system for detecting welfare fraud. Big move to prioritise human rights. Possible impact on UK where DWP is ploughing £millions into this sort of thing
Exclusive: Survivors and bereaved call Benita Mehra appointment ‘a slap in the face’
Robert BoothRevealed: Grenfell Inquiry panellist led organisation which took £71,000 from the Arconic Foundation, the philanthropy arm of cladding manufacturer whose panels fuelled devastating blaze and are now banned on high rise
Report on 2017 fire must be as hard-hitting as Stephen Lawrence report, say bereaved
Robert BoothMacpherson or Hutton? Grenfell survivors hope for the former but fear the latter from next week’s public inquiry report into the night of the disaster. “It had better be hard hitting”, says aunt of 12 year old victim.
Friends cite lack of support in university town for those with mental health and addiction problems
Robert BoothFive homeless people dead among Oxford’s dreaming spires. I’ve been spending time with their friends this week and they spell out the human cost of the homelessness crisis as the government prepares to reveal annual rough sleeping figures this am.
Exclusive: Institute of Economic Affairs boss tells undercover reporter IEA in ‘Brexit influencing game’
Robert BoothIEA's Mark Littlewood to would-be donor on planned £40k report on post-Brexit farming: "There is no way this report is going to say the most important thing we need to do is keep American beef out of our market...in fact exactly the opposite.”