British Red Cross Research on Flooding in the UK

Imagine a nation that is perfectly prepared for flooding. What does the social contract between government and citizen look like in this scenario? Broadly, we might imagine that on one… Read more

Is this the Yellow Brick Road?

Just before Parliament rose for the Christmas Recess, the long-awaited UK Government Resilience Framework was quietly published via a Written Ministerial Statement on 19th December.  The UKGRF is the resilience… Read more

Dame Jo da Silva 2022 RDI Address on Building Resilient Cities and Communities

On 18th November 2022, NPC Commissioner Dame Jo da Silva RDI gave the 2022 RDI Address. Her talk (reposted here with kind permission) focuses on her personal journey and growing… Read more

Launch of the UK Resilience Lessons

To mark the launch of the UK Resilience Lessons Digest this week, Lianna Roast, Resilience Knowledge Coordinator at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, provides an overview of the context… Read more

#30days30waysUK: September is “Preparedness Month”

Activities are taking place across the UK under the banner of #30days30waysUK to raise awareness of September as Preparedness Month. This initiative started life the US in 2010 when a… 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

National Preparedness Commission Roundtable on “The Data Sharing Imperative”

Here is a summary of the roundtable organised by the National Preparedness Commission to discuss the Commission’s recent research ‘The Data Sharing Imperative: Lessons from the Pandemic’. The roundtable was… 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

A state of preparedness

This article for the National Preparedness Commission by Aidan Shilson-Thomas, Senior Researcher, and Sebastian Rees, Researcher, at Reform draws on the main tenets of a recent report by Reform titled… Read more

Without Shipping, the Global Economy Sinks

‘The Suez Canal blockade is a reminder that sea freight still keeps the global economy running—and leaders and consumers ignore it at their peril.’ Elizabeth Braw, a fellow at the… Read more