Prospects for a civilian reservist cadre

Following the publication of the UK Government’s Integrated Review, Robert Hall, Executive Director of Resilience First and the Programme and Research Co-ordinator for the National Preparedness Commission, considers how the… Read more

Responding to Shocks – lessons from Covid-19

  This article for the National Preparedness Commission written by Rhys Clyne, a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government, summarises three of the 10 lessons identified from the UK… Read more

Trust in people power

The Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, Mike Adamson, writes for the NPC about the importance of building trust in order to strengthen relationships.   ‘The people when rightly… Read more

Strengthening the UK’s National Resilience: The Tasks Ahead

This article, by Lord Toby Harris, was first published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on 8 April 2021 and is reproduced here with its permission.  The need to… Read more

A better UK approach to biosecurity

Imagine a world in which you wake up, brush your teeth and breathe into a magic tube. In a matter of seconds, a sequencer in this tube tells you whether… 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

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

UK’s Integrated Review

The UK Government’s long-awaited Integrated Review was published on 16 March. The 114-page review called ‘Global Britain in a Competitive Age’ sets out a competitive strategy for integrating more effectively the… Read more

Lessons on a Crisis – BBC radio programme

Evan Davis presented on 16 March a new discussion series exploring key lessons to learn from the coronavirus pandemic, a year after the eruption of the crisis in the UK…. Read more