UK financial sector authorities launch disaster advice Web site

UK financial sector authorities launch disaster advice Web site

The Bank of England, HM Treasury and the Financial Services Authority have launched a joint Web site to provide the UK financial sector with advice on business continuity planning in the event of an emergency.

The three authorities have been working together with other public and private bodies to help co-ordinate business continuity planning within the UK’s financial sector, following the 11 September terrorist attacks on America.

The Web site, www.financialsectorcontinuity.gov.uk, is intended to inform users of the main organisations involved with continuity planning in the UK finance sector. It gives an overview of their responsibilities and activities, and gives a brief summary of the key issues being addressed.

The authorities say they are keen to share such information, but because of security considerations, not all of the work being undertaken in this area, or much of the detail, can be disclosed widely.

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