Stronger Journal

Our popular quarterly members' journal - stronger (previously Public RM) includes the latest news, insights, smart guides and more.

Don't miss the latest risk and insurance challenges affecting our members. Published every quarter, we aim to ensure our members always have the latest professional information to hand - sharing thought leadership and best practice across the UK to drive excellence in risk.

If you have any thoughts, suggestions or would like to contribute to stronger please get in touch with our editor, Adele Cherreson Cole, at with your suggestions.

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Leading through crisis
Autumn 2018

In this edition: No surprises • Be a confident communicator • Ben Smith • Conference collection • False optimism • Housing - state of the nation • Leading through crisis • The impact of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 • Ask the expert - blockchain technology • Monopoly property purchases endanger councils • Top tips on housing claims • Top tips on the Equality Act 2010 • Emergency services' response • On the case • Member profile.   

Enterprise Risk
Summer 2018

In this edition: A learning experience • "Be proactive, not reactive" • Conference countdown • Business interruption in the commercial world • You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone • Top tips on land development risks • Using modern methods of construction in home building • Is MMC a long-term solution to the housing crisis? • Community flood resilience • Water rescue • Commercialism takes off at Luton • Public sector procurement post-Brexit • A practical guide to inquests • On the Case: Police liability for investigation failures; Historical abuse claims can be defended on limitation • Police liable for injury to bystander • Risk based approach to highway maintenance - what does the future hold? • Top tips on investigating the cause and liability for flooding events • "I am passionate about my area of research: public sector risk management."

The resilience gap
Spring 2018

In this edition: Take advantage of Alarm • FOIL focus • GDPR - the new PPI? • Conference countdown • Benchmarking benefits • Safeguarding in schools • Academy rescue risks • Hazard perception influences blue light driving • The resilience gap • GDPR compliance in social housing • GDPR - from mapping to sharing • Top tips on tree root subsidence damage to property • Is diesel the new asbestos? • On the case: Insufficient risk of injury; 'Expert shopping' guidance; Loose material on the carriageway and section 41; Contempt of court order; Court confirms fundamental dishonesty is fundamental • "Every day I learn something new!"

Change is the only constant
Winter 2017

In this edition: Are police and fire a good fit? • Mutual benefits! • Keeping a good company • Why are we here? • Well-being in Wales • The real costs of care homes • Brexit background for public services • Horizon scanning children's services risks • On the case: Tower block judicial review; Make an offer they can't refuse; Extension of vicarious liability; No causation for highway claim • Top tips on surface water flood risk • The great flood of London • Profiling housing sector risk.

Data protection
Autumn 2017

In this edition: First hand first responses • Celebrating Alarm's 2017 Conference • Tackling a knotty problem • Debating social media, drones, GDPR and fundamental dishonesty • Housing development risks and considerations • The future is now! • Dawn of the new DoLs • Top tips on schools' claims • On the case: Would-be fraudster imprisoned for contempt; No duty of care to re-house sick man; Reluctance to extend vicarious liability; Court of Appeal confirms fixed costs in ex-protocol cases • Managing risks for future generations • The General Data Protection Regulation - a regulator perspective • Housing development risks and considerations.

Shared services
Summer 2017

In this edition: Start-up shared risk resources • Shared services' insurance pitfalls • Shared services blurred lines • Local authorities face up to fraud • Public liability claims - a catastrophe waiting to happen • The business of cycling to work • Terrorism's changing threat • The UK terrorist response • Counter terrorism Scotland • Prudence for the public sector • Unlock insight into customer risk • The growing field of data protection claims • On the case: Delayed highway reporting; Decoration, not structure; Part 36 offers and indemnity costs; Human Rights, or wrongs? • Top tips on risk managing outsourced service arrangements.

Road risk
Spring 2017

In this edition: Balancing road user safety • Autonomous vehicles • Policing social media • Take the highway challenge • Manage highways assets • Top tips on The Modern Slavery Act 2015 • Organisation's need risk coaches, not risk managers! • Housing: the urge to merge • A personal guide to public speaking • Stress claims trends • On the case: A housing inspector calls; Crane strain; Simple sampling leads to partial success; Danger is made concrete • Litigants in person • On track with transport police risks. 

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