How do we harness the power of local?

Bruce Mann starts the debate on building a ‘resilient society’ as part of the National Preparedness Commission’s Independent Review of the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act and its supporting civil protection… Read more

Building better resilience to environmental risks

Tom Oliver, Professor of Applied Ecology at the University of Reading, and Ally Lewis, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of York, examine the concept of ‘environmental justice’ and… Read more

Operational resilience in financial services

Paul Williams, Head of Division, Operational Risk and Resilience at the Prudential Regulatory Authority, and Anne Wetherilt, Senior Adviser at the Bank of England, consider the impact of the new… Read more

Response to Call for Evidence from the Integrated Review

In response to the UK Government’s Call for Evidence in connection with the Integrated Review, the Chair of the National Preparedness Commission, Lord Toby Harris, has written to the Paymaster… Read more

Testing resilience to hybrid threats: a real-time case study

Larna Brooks and Ed Persson, Executive Assistants with the National Preparedness Commission, provide an overview of a Friends of Europe report titled ‘Testing resilience to hybrid threats: a real time… Read more

New Review of London’s Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Attack

Five years on from his 2016 review, Chair of the National Preparedness Commission, Lord Toby Harris has been asked by Mayor Sadiq Khan to conduct a new wide-ranging review of… Read more

An independent review of the Civil Contingencies Act (2004)

Bruce Mann, Andy Towler and Kathy Settle1 set out their journey to deliver an independent assessment of an important piece of government legislation on the UK’s civil-protection arrangements. Time flies!… Read more

Renewal of Community Resilience: A new local and national resilience capability?

This article first appeared in a briefing paper from the Alliance Manchester University Business School and was authored by Professor Duncan Shaw. Introduction “We’re here to support you” – words… Read more

National Resilience: preparing for future challenges

At a speech at RUSI on 13 July, The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Paymaster General, launched a call for evidence on a national resilience strategy. Ideas were invited from… Read more

Preparedness for food-supply shortages and scarcities

This article by Kate Cooper, Executive Director of the Birmingham Food Council and Visiting Professional Fellow at the CRISIS Centre at Aston University, asks if potential food shortages are a… Read more