The criteria for an event or circumstance being categorised as an ‘emergency’, within the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 are as follows:

  • An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom
  • An event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of a place in the United Kingdom
  • War or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom




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