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 »