Manchester City Council

People & communities Business Continuity Planning

What is business continuity?

Business continuity is about understanding and managing risks to the everyday running of an organisation. It helps you to prepare for an emergency or disruptions by planning different ways of working so that you can continue to deliver your key functions.

For example, if your premises were affected by a fire or flood, how would you carry on your core business?

Understanding how you can get your organisation up and running quickly after an incident means that you are much more likely to continue providing employment, meet customer need and ultimately, survive the incident. 

The ability to respond and recover quickly from an unexpected incident is a measure of 'resilience' and is an important aspect of building safer and stronger communities.  In other words, we need to make sure that the City can cope with incidents and can return to 'business as usual' as quickly as possible.

So how do I develop a Business Continuity Plan?

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