Latest round of LRF innovation funding announced

The Government has released its latest prospectus setting out match funding for Local Resilience Forums to ‘create and deliver distinctive, innovative projects that drive real results.’ The theme for this tranche of funding is ‘Local businesses as active partners in resilience.’ The pot of £450,000 allows for exploration of the broader theme contained within the… Read more »

An accidental influencer

Words: Catherine Levin, Editor, Emergency Services Times You may have heard of Martyn’s Law, named after Martyn Hett who was one of 22 people tragically killed in the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017. His mother, Figen Murray OBE, spoke to me about her journey from therapist to campaigner and her drive to make sure… Read more »

Refreshed National Risk Register ‘more transparent than ever’ says Minister

Following on from the publication of the Integrated Review and the National Resilience Framework, the Government has now published an updated National Risk Register (NRR). Aimed at resilience practitioners, business and academia, the refresh contains 89 acute risks that have a substantial impact on the UK’s safety, security or critical systems on a national level… Read more »

Emergency alert system to bolster UK resilience

A new system that will give the Government and emergency services the capability to send an alert directly to mobiles phones when there is a risk to life has been launched. Working with mobile broadcasting technology, the Emergency Alerts system will transform the UK’s warning and informing capability; providing a means to get urgent messages… Read more »

Refreshed National Risk Register to be published in ‘mid 2023’

The Government has published a new version of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. The 2023 refresh confirms that National Risk Register, based on the National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA), will be updated and published later in 2023. Since the early 2000s, the Government has assessed risks to the UK through… Read more »

Coal Authority becomes Category 2 responder

The Coal Authority has been given Category 2 responder status, confirming its position as a key organisation in the response to emergencies that happen on the UK’s coalfields. Along with the Met Office, the Coal Authority has been added to the list of Category 2 responders as a result of the 2021 review of the… Read more »

Met Office role in national resilience recognised

The Met Office has been added to the list of Category 2 Responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The change in status strengthens the Met Office role as a key organisation in the planning and response to emergencies and incidents across the country. The 2021 statutory review of the Civil Contingencies Act contained a… Read more »