The coronavirus pandemic revealed how an unexpected event originating on the other side of the world could throw our everyday lives into turmoil. Now a new committee, the National Preparedness Commission, is looking at what other “unexpected future shocks” we should be expecting.

Lord Harris of Haringey – the author of a report on improving London’s terror preparedness – has been thinking about this question for the past few years. He is chairing the commission to produce some answers, or at least some advice.

Funded by businesses, including Amazon, the commission is made up of people from the NHS Confederation, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Tesco, the British Red Cross, Google Cloud, Unilever, the Bank of England and the National Grid. On Thursday the commission held their first meeting.

So, what will they, on our behalf, be worrying about?

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