civil contingencies

Departments put off testing new emergency alert systems for years

On Tuesday 18 July 2023, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, held a one-off parliamentary inquiry session to examine the UK Government’s new emergency alerts system. At this session,… Read more

Future pandemic is inevitable, expert tells Covid inquiry

Expert Witnesses, Bruce Mann and Professor David Alexander give evidence at the COVID-19 Public Inquiry, following their submission of a 321-page report for the inquiry. David Alexander is Professor in… Read more

The Local Resilience and Emergency Response Conference 8 June 2023

In December 2022, the UK Government published a new Resilience Framework. This has established new guidelines and demonstrates a keen awareness of the need for a stronger strategic response to… Read more

New Briefing Paper on Effective Data Sharing: Supporting Vulnerable People

GeoPlace LLP is the central source of information for all UK addresses and streets. It manages the data that officially defines more than 46.5 million addresses and 1.58 million streets… Read more

Leaders meet to strengthen UK resilience

In the first UK Resilience Forum meeting to take place since the UK Governments publication of the new National Strategy on Resilience. Leaders from across the public, private and voluntary… Read more

Could your phone save your life? Public emergency alerts amongst new measures to bolster UK resilience

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the National Preparedness Commission reflects on new national resilience arrangements announced recently by Kit Malthouse, MP.   As I write, most Government announcements are on… Read more