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Jim Hall: clear national standards vital to improved extreme weather resilience
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Jim Hall: clear national standards vital to improved extreme weather resilience

The National Audit Office has voiced concerns about the government’s progress on ensuring the UK can be resilient to the impacts of extreme weather events, in a new report out today (6 December). Government resilience: extreme weather finds that while central government has in place a range of existing protocols for managing the impacts of...

6 Dec 2023 By
Jim Hall: Clarity on funding, clear targets crucial to long term flood resilience
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Jim Hall: Clarity on funding, clear targets crucial to long term flood resilience

A value for money report on flood resilience in England published by the National Audit Office today (15 November) warns that under current Environment Agency plans, forty per cent fewer properties in England will be protected from flooding compared to the number first forecast in 2020. The Resilience to flooding report finds that the Environment...

15 Nov 2023 By
Armitt: Skidmore Net Zero report “nails argument that inaction now will cost us all in the long run”
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Armitt: Skidmore Net Zero report “nails argument that inaction now will cost us all in the long run”

The Commission has welcomed Mission Zero, an independent review by Chris Skidmore MP on government’s approach to delivering its legally binding net zero target, specifically “how to deliver and implement most effectively and efficiently a plan for our future energy transition”. Chris Skidmore’s report, published today (13 January 2023), highlights the centrality of transforming the...

13 Jan 2023 By
Commission welcomes Resilience Framework
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Commission welcomes Resilience Framework

The UK government has published a Resilience Framework that commits to taking forward the Commission’s recommendations on resilience standards for key infrastructure sectors and stress testing to help assure them. The strategy document – the first of its kind for the UK – pledges government action to “introduce standards on resilience and develop an action...

20 Dec 2022 By
James Heath: Incentivising the delivery of resilient infrastructure
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James Heath: Incentivising the delivery of resilient infrastructure

James Heath, Chief Executive of the National Infrastructure Commission, spoke at a roundtable event on Wednesday (30 November 2022) organised by Resilience First and PA Consulting, in collaboration with the Cabinet Office, on building a ‘whole society’ approach to national resilience. In his remarks, James reflected on how to incentivise behaviours that support building resilience....

1 Dec 2022 By
Parliamentary Committee backs Commission’s plan for stronger infrastructure resilience
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Parliamentary Committee backs Commission’s plan for stronger infrastructure resilience

A Parliamentary Committee has called on government to act quickly on National Infrastructure Commission recommendations to improve the resilience of key infrastructure services, in a hard hitting critique of government’s current approach to ensuring security of key national infrastructure. In a report published today (27 October 2022), the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy...

27 Oct 2022 By
Government accepts Commission’s recommendations for better resilience
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Government accepts Commission’s recommendations for better resilience

The government has today (15 September 2021) published its formal response to the Commission’s 2020 study on resilience, Anticipate, react, recover – Resilient infrastructure systems. This study called for a new framework for resilience which anticipates future shocks and stresses; improves actions to resist, absorb and recover from them by testing for vulnerabilities; values resilience...

15 Sep 2021 By

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