3 KEY CHALLENGES FACING THE UK
...as well as COVID-19 and BREXIT of course...
SERIOUS AND ORGANISED CRIME
"Serious and organised crime continues to kill more people than any other national security threat, and has a corrosive impact on the UK and its citizens"
Lynne Owens Director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA)
Advancing technology gives offenders new tools to communicate and to commit and hide their crimes. Priorities for the NCA* include tackling the high harm, high impact offenders who undermine the UK’s economy and infrastructure through their criminality seeing money syphoned off through illicit transactions and cyber crime.
*National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime (2020)
CLIMATE CHANGE: PRIORITY RISK AREAS
"The Threats Presented by Climate Change", House of Lords Library Briefing, 24 January 2019
The UK has identified several priority climate risk areas including flooding & coastal change; health, wellbeing & productivity; water supply shortages; natural ecosystems, soils and biodiversity; food production & trade; and new & emerging pests and diseases.
THE THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY
Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report, House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Eighth Report of Session 2017–19
Foreign Influence in Political Campaigns
“The speed of technological development has coincided with a crisis of confidence in institutions and the media in the West. This has enabled foreign countries intent on destabilising democratic institutions to take advantage of this crisis.”