The Role of Industry in Sweden’s Total Defence: Past, Present, and Future

In anticipation of an article to be published by NPC in early 2023, Par Malmberg, Chair, Swedish Government’s Inquiry into the Security of Supply, shares the article’s main themes on… Read more

The Thames Barrier as a case study in preparedness

Since 1982, partial protection against moderate to high levels of tidal flooding has been provided by the Thames Barrier at Greenwich. Flooding in central London is possible from a range… Read more

The Yarrow View

In this blog post Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the National Preparedness Commission, shares his thoughts on the news that plans to cope with power outages are being “stress tested”… Read more

The Community Response to Covid-19 in Dursley and Cam: A Case Study

In this case study, Stephen Dunmore, Chair of the Royal Voluntary Service, provides an insight into how the local community organisation and charity “GL11 Community Hub” led the local response… Read more

Building workforce resilience in the NHS

With winter fast approaching, expectations of a new wave of Covid-19 coinciding with the annual ‘flu season, and pressures on the NHS making almost daily headlines; the question of preparedness… Read more

Are we finally seeing convergence on organisational resilience?

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