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Is your organisation Protect Duty prepared?

Protect Duty is a new legislation under consultation that will require many businesses to formally assess terrorism risk for the first time. The Home Office estimates that 650,000 UK businesses could be affected by Protect Duty.

Information that will help you become Protect Duty prepared

Our latest sector-focused risk report highlighted that all publicly accessible businesses simply can’t afford to ignore the continued risk of terrorism, which is no longer exclusive to cities and major towns but remains a nationwide threat.
Our latest sector-focused risk report examines the evolving terrorist threat to the retail and hospitality sector. This report is intended to provide a better understanding of the terrorist threat to owners and managers of businesses in the sector, so they can effectively manage and mitigate the risk. It will also be useful for risk managers and risk finance advisors, who work within the retail and hospitality sector.
Ransomware attacks, where cyber criminals seize control of victims’ computers and demand payment in return for restoring access, are a major criminal growth industry...
Ransomware attacks, where cyber criminals seize control of victims’ computers and demand payment in return for restoring access, are a major criminal growth industry...
As one of a series of focused sector risk reports, Pool Re SOLUTIONS, has examined the evolving threat to the Public Transport sector from terrorism. This report will be of particular interest to operators and responsible persons who manage or operate in the public transport sector including risk managers, security personnel and those organisations and advisors to them. Read more......
On 4 March, the Home Office released its latest quarterly dataset on counter-terrorism related arrests and prosecutions for the year ending December 2020.
Why terrorist attacks remain likely despite a move to SUBSTANTIAL
Whilst conspiracy theories may incite violence, organisations can monitor the spread of theories to accurately assess the risks to their businesses...
There were no terrorist attacks in the UK this month. However, a man armed with a bladed weapon injured two people near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Read more......
Tune into our webcast, and join Ed Butler CBE DSO - Chief Resilience Officer, Pool Re, and our expert team of panellists who explore this further.
Tune into our webcast, as our expert panelists probe deeper into what this means for us, how the landscape is changing and how insurers are responding to the new and emerging threats.
Whilst conspiracy theories may incite violence, organisations can monitor the spread of theories to accurately assess the risks to their businesses...
Was it adequately understood what COVID-19 could mean for UK businesses? Perhaps it's time for a good, hard look in the mirror...
Blog Part 2 of 2: reflecting on comments made by the President and CEO of MMC, which stand out for getting straight to the heart of the issues that will define our industry in the years ahead...
Blog Part 1 of 2: reflecting on comments made by the President and CEO of MMC, which stand out for getting straight to the heart of the issues that will define our industry in the years ahead...
While authorities have proven adept at prosecuting members of far-right organisations, plots by lone actors will be harder to prevent...
Crisis management and business continuity planning and exercises are indispensable tools for minimising the impact of bladed weapon attacks on businesses
The best practice counter-terrorism security guide is for business premises looking to protect against unique challenges presented by varied levels of risk.
Daesh’s leader was killed in a US-led operation in October 2019...
Daesh’s leader was killed in a US-led operation in October 2019...
Whilst organisations may assume that the technology they use is secure, the reality is that attackers will exploit any weaknesses they find in configuration or usage.
A short guide to explain why all small businesses need to think about insuring themselves against terrorism.
The report includes an assessment of ideological trends and processes in terrorist radicalisation...
We recognise the vital role insurance brokers play in ensuring commercial policyholders obtain the most appropriate insurance cover for their business.
Whilst organisations may assume that the technology they use is secure, the reality is that attackers will exploit any weaknesses they find in configuration or usage.
In July last year, then Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, clearly stated that the risk of a terror attack in the UK remained a case of “when, not if”
The three attacks have many common features. All of them were undertaken by Islamist extremists and claimed by Daesh.
The police and MI5 have successfully disrupted at least 14 plots against the homeland since 2013, but with the frequency of low complexity attacks spreading across Europe..
The attacks on the 19th December, in Berlin and Ankara, once again demonstrate the power of extremist ideology to motivate ‘lone actors’ to commit terrorist acts
The arrest of six terrorist suspects on 12th December increases the number of thwarted attacks in the UK to thirteen...
A modern risk with a long history - much has happened since Pool Re was created in 1993 to meet the immediate need for terrorism reinsurance.
The Home Secretary has just increased the threat level posed by dissident republicanism in Northern Ireland to Great Britain.

Tailored security information

Ready to tackle the risk? Simply select one of the buttons below. If your business has a portfolio aggregate to a Material Damage/Property Damage declared value sum insured of £50m or above, which does not consist primarily of domestic properties click the ‘Corporate Organisations’ button. If not select the SME’s button.

Find out more about the Protect Duty Consultation

UK Home Office Public Consultation to consider legislation to improve public safety and preparedness from terrorism

On 26th February 2021, the UK Home Office launched, a public consultation to consider how legislation can be introduced to improve the protection of the public from terrorist attacks.

It will place greater responsibility on owner / operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs), formerly referred to as ‘Crowded Places/Spaces, which are defined as any place to which the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission, but not private venues, such as places of employment, or other locations where there is not public access.

The consultation currently proposes that the law should be applied to any PAL with a capacity of 100 or more, or any business employing more than 250 people, that operates PAL’s. The latter criteria is likely to draw corporate entities operating multiple outlets (such as shops and restaurants) into the law.

Read more about the consultation here:

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For more information on how SOLUTIONS Risk Consultancy can help safeguard your business and livelihoods from the impact of a terrorist attack please get in touch.

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