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

If crisis or war comes

Ed Persson, an Executive Assistant with the Commission, has turned his knowledge of Sweden’s preparedness measures into lessons for the UK in an emergency. In 2018 the Swedish Civil Contingencies… Read more

The success of volunteering

This paper by Stephen Dunmore OBE, Chair of the Royal Voluntary Service, examines the current and potential roles of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and, in particular, volunteering in… Read more

A College for National Security (and Resilience?)

Sir Ian Andrews CBE TD looks at the history to, and prospect for, a national college that helps students and staff to build and develop effective relationships across the public,… Read more

UK Coastal Community Resilience

As an island nation, the UK and its coastal communities face a turbulent future at the hands of climate change. This article looks at some of the challenges ahead.  A… Read more