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Advice for London business following Wednesday’s events at Westminster

Wednesday’s attack, in the heart of our capital, was terrible and all our thoughts are with the victims, their families and all the people caught up in what happened. While we are all undoubtedly shocked and saddened, now is the time for the business community to come together, share intelligence and stand strong in the face of such threats. We will be doing more over the weeks to come, working closely with the Mayor and the Metropolitan Police.

We received the following recommendations and updates during a call with the Metropolitan Police:

  • The threat alert level remains at the ‘severe’ status, as it was prior to the attack.
  • There has been a step up in police (armed and unarmed) across the country to reassure the public: the message is to be alert but not alarmed.
  • Businesses are encouraged to review their protective security and business continuity measures.
  • National Counter Terrorism Security Office has refreshed its latest guidance on recognising terrorist threats, which can be viewed at www.nactso.gov.uk

London should and must continue to be vigilant. But we are a resilient city, we carry on and London remains open.

Please do contact London First’s Security and Resilience Network if we can help in any way.

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