National Risk Register

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The National Risk Register is a report first released by the Cabinet Office in August 2008 as part of the British government's National Security Strategy. It provides an official government assessment of significant potential risks to the United Kingdom. The National Risk Register has since been re-issued in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017.


The National Risk Register divides risks into four main categories: natural hazards, major accidents, societal risks, and malicious attacks. It evaluates a number of risks under each of these headings, rated by relative impact and likelihood, and discusses the measures currently in place to deal with each of these.

It also discusses measures that can be put in place by both individuals and organizations to mitigate the effects of civil disruption.

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