Reports

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

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

Partner Reports

The Ukraine war and threats to food and energy security

Researchers at Chatham House have published a report investigating the war in Ukraine and threats to food and energy security that arise from it.  Presenting the socio-economic backdrop to the… Read more

The Defence contribution to resilience

The UK MOD has recently released the Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 02, UK Operations: The Defence Contribution to Resilience (4th Edition). As the Foreword makes clear, ‘Defence has a key… Read more

Put people first to get emergency response right

The Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, Mike Adamson, writes for the National Preparedness Commission about the importance of influencing the National Resilience Strategy and Civil Contingencies Act review…. Read more

Enhancing Defence’s Contribution to Societal Resilience in the UK

A report conducted by the Global Strategic Partnership (GSP) on behalf of the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) was published on 21… Read more

Critical Capabilities: strengthening UK resilience

The National Preparedness Commission and the Royal Academy of Engineering share a concern to increase the UK’s resilience post-COVID.  This urgent mission was discussed at a joint roundtable on 22… Read more

Transitioning From Risk To Resilience

Covid-19 has shown that there are systemic risks that do not readily lend themselves to quantitative risk analysis. While a pandemic has been recorded on most professional risk registers for… Read more

Half of the National Risk Register is Missing

Suzanne Raine in a newsbrief published by RUSI says that “Half of the National Risk Register is missing” and argues that it should be much more than a list of… Read more

Risk management in the UK: What can we learn from COVID-19 and are we prepared for the next disaster?

It is important that governments use COVID-19 as an opportunity to learn in order to be able to protect citizens from future pandemics or other disasters. This paper assesses how… Read more