Preparing for a Loss of Position and Timing

For the first time,  the UK’s 2023 National Risk Register (NRR) includes a section on the risks from a loss of positioning and timing services. The previous NRR only highlighted… Read more

Building Confidence in the Future

Perennial questions for national resilience include:  ‘What does resilience look like?’, ‘How resilient do we need to be?’ and ‘How do we know we’re doing enough?’. The imperative for strengthening… Read more

Operationalising Societal Resilience as a Local Resilience Capability

This Operationalising Societal Resilience as a Local Resilience Capability report, authored by Dr Judy Scully, Professor Duncan Shaw and David Powell (Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK and… Read more

International Models of Emergency Management Involving Civil Society

The National Preparedness Commission commissioned an 18 month research programme entitled ‘Towards a Resilient Democracy’, funded by the JRSST Charitable Trust. The fourth in a series of reports by Dr… Read more

Elephant in the Room

The National Preparedness Commission and the BCS IT Leaders Forum, a Specialist Group from BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) held a Roundtable chaired by NPC Chair, Lord Toby Harris,… Read more

Communicating Effectively with the Public During a Crisis: A Literature Review

As part of a body of research funded by JRSS Charitable Trust, researchers at Alliance Manchester Business School and the National Consortium for Societal Resilience [UK+] have carried out a… Read more

Societal Resilience Initiatives During Covid-19

In March 2020, Covid-19 plunged us all into a new reality that tested the resilience of each of us.  In a study funded by the JRSST Charitable Trust, Dr Judy… Read more

Independent Review of the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act

The National Preparedness Commission has published its Independent Review of the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act and its supporting arrangements. The Review was prepared by a team of experts in the… Read more

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