Reports

The Data-sharing Imperative: Lessons from the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic led the UK shutting down in March 2020. This paper, by Dr Andrea Simmons, explains how improved data sharing would have enabled better delivery of services to… Read more

Enhancing Warnings

This report by Dr Carina Fearnley and Professor Ilan Kelman from the UCL Warning Research Centre offers insights into what warnings are and how they can better support actions for… Read more

Partnering with Purpose

This report, prepared by Marsh McLennan for the National Preparedness Commission, examines the opportunities for stronger interactions between public and private sectors. Founded on extensive desk research and interviews with… Read more

State Protection Gap Risk Management – Financial Foundations for Resilience

Lord Toby Harris, Chair, National Preparedness Commission, and Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group, provide new thinking on how insurance could reduce the impact of all significant risks, and… Read more

Learning that can save lives

This report by Lianna Roast from the Disaster Management Centre at Bournemouth University looks at how lessons from major incidents can be translated in to real-world change and asks how… 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

Resilience reimagined: a practical guide for organisations

A major report commissioned by the National Preparedness Commission was launched on 30 March 2021. City AM reported the launch with an article by Lord Toby Harris, the Chairman of… Read more

Lessons from the Millennium Bug

The Millennium Bug or Y2K issue arose when it was feared that computers would fail at midnight on 1 January 2000. The concerns related to the formatting and storage of… Read more

Building Better Resilience

Covid-19 has shown that many organisations were less well-prepared than they thought they were and less well-prepared than they should have been. This paper highlights three areas that are crucial… Read more

Strategic Issues: A discussion paper

This paper was prepared for the first meeting of the National Preparedness Commission and sets out the global context and key strategic issues for the Commission’s future work. The full… Read more