Food for thought

This article by Ed Persson, an Executive Assistant with the National Preparedness Commission, looks at the implications of the National Food Strategy and its relevance for resilience. Earlier this year,… Read more

Preparing for extreme risks

Lord James Arbuthnot chaired a recent House of Lords’ Special Select Committee on the theme of ‘Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society. Here, he describes the key elements… Read more

Cyber resilience: A leadership challenge and responsibility

Steve Hill, Managing Director, Global Head of Operational Resilience at Credit Suisse, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, together with Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity at the… Read more

‘Whole of Society’ – the civic dimension

In this article, Robert Hall, Research and Programme Co-ordinator for the NPC and Director of Strategy for Resilience First, examines what the ‘whole of society’ means in terms of civic… Read more

Put people first to get emergency response right

The Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, Mike Adamson, writes for the National Preparedness Commission about the importance of influencing the National Resilience Strategy and Civil Contingencies Act review…. Read more

Whole-of-Society Preparedness: Finland’s approach

Ed Persson, an Executive Assistant with the National Preparedness Commission, examines Finland’s approach to providing national preparedness, which has some lessons for the UK.    The Security Strategy In 2017… Read more

Future Proofing the UK’s Critical Subsea Cable Infrastructure

As an independent island nation, the UK is heavily dependent on the uninterrupted provision of communication and power services, the vast majority of which is delivered by subsea cables. But… Read more

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