Dame Meg Hillier MP

Advisory Board Member

Dame Meg Hillier is the Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch, and has been Chair of the Public Accounts Committee since 2015. Elected as a MP in 2005, Meg was a junior minister from 2007-10 and has served on the Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission. Before entering Parliament, Meg served as a councillor in Islington for eight years and was one of the first elected members of the London Assembly in 2000.

25th March 2021

A State of preparedness: how government can build resilience to civil emergencies

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious civil emergency this country has faced in peacetime; unprecedented in its scale, complexity, and duration. Despite the fact that extensive central government machinery exists to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to civil emergencies, the pandemic has exposed critical shortcomings in preparedness and resilience.