The horrific events recently seen in London, where a fire at the Grenfell Tower block resulted in multiple fatalities, has led to a number of local authorities in the London area to carry out urgent reviews of their fire safety. In addition to the PM Theresa May ordering a public enquiry into the disaster, councils in the City of Westminster, and the London boroughs of Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Redbridge, Newham, and Southwark will all be carrying out stringent reviews into the safety of their tower blocks and flats.

The urgent review process is not just confined to the London area. A number of Scottish local authorities are taking extra precautions to reassure its residents that their buildings are safe. Due to building standards being a devolved issue, Nicola Sturgeon, speaking at First Minister's Questions, has said that a ministerial group will convene to carry out a full review of the current Scottish regulations. Health trusts in Northern Ireland have also moved to undertake a full review of their fire safety, with a number of hospitals undergoing an immediate assessment of fire safety precautions.

Investigations into establishing exactly what caused the tragic events to unfold are ongoing and are expected to take a considerable amount of time.