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Are we finally seeing convergence on how organisations can make themselves more resilient?

The British Standards Institution (BSI) and the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College have officially launched a Code of Practice for organisational resilience today. To coincide with this, Rick Cudworth’s article… Read more

The Case for a New National Resilience Committee

On Liz Truss’ first full day as the new UK Prime Minister, work now begins on tackling a challenging in-tray, not least the cost of living and energy security crisis…. Read more

A Systemic Perspective on National Preparedness

In this article John Beckford articulates a set of themes on applying systemic thinking to the notion of national preparedness. These themes will be explored in a set of subsequent… Read more

Could your phone save your life? Public emergency alerts amongst new measures to bolster UK resilience

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the National Preparedness Commission reflects on new national resilience arrangements announced recently by Kit Malthouse, MP.   As I write, most Government announcements are on… Read more

Material advantage: how securing access to critical raw materials is vital for our economy and enabling our transition to a zero carbon future.

In this article Liane Hartley, NPC Consultant explores the challenges of securing access to the critical raw materials that the UK needs to make the transition to a zero carbon… Read more

Severed ties: how cutting internet cables hurts local everyday life and global geopolitical relationships

In this article Liane Hartley, NPC Consultant explores the questions raised about the physical resilience of the internet following a well organised and targeted attack on critical long-distance internet cables… Read more

New research finds that stronger democracies have seen fewer excess deaths during Covid-19

A recent study by UCL researchers explored the link between the strength of democratic governance and excess Covid-19 death rates across countries. The study found that, generally, countries with stronger democratic… Read more

The Race to Resilience in the UK

In this article, Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency talks about the need for our infrastructure to be more resilient if we are to avoid financial as well as climate… Read more

A Population Prepared? Preparing Ourselves and our Families

In this blogpost, NPC Executive Director Katie Barnes reflects on what we learned about individual and society-wide preparedness for adverse events from our experience of the Covid-19 pandemic, and what… Read more

Turning learnings into legacies for Grenfell survivors

When emergencies happen, communities respond to meet the needs of the people involved.  Benefitting from a deep understanding of the local community, including insight into the needs and concerns of… Read more