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The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a statutory duty on local authorities to offer business continuity advice to small and medium sized businesses.
If you require more information, or help to understand how a business continuity plan can be of benefit to your company, school or community group then please contact our Civil Contingencies Team.
In addition, the Business Continuity Institute offers advice on best practice, self-assessment tools and a business continuity consultancy register.
What is Business Continuity?
Business Continuity is a recognised process any company, small, medium or large, can undertake which examines, understands and then prioritises the work it undertakes.
The Business Continuity Plan is the 'living' document that is produced as a result of this process.
When things are going fine most small and medium sized companies do not bother with continuity plans. Most large companies don't ignore this, and have Business Continuity Planning as part of their integral management process.
The government recognised this and therefore incorporated in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 a statutory duty on local authorities to offer and deliver business continuity advice to the small and medium sized enterprises within their areas.