Building control body denies it took a “benevolent” attitude towards Kingspan for financial reasons

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Grenfell Inquiry shown emails in which LABC staff said Kingspan deal would “save this failing company”

A building control body has denied that it had taken a “benevolent” attitude towards a combustible cladding product used on Grenfell Tower because it was facing financial difficulties.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) head of education David Ewing said there was “very little in terms of profit” resulting from the body’s decision to repeatedly issue misleading certificates for Kingspan’s K15 insulation.

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