Business continuity is about staying in business after disaster strikes. It means planning how key services will be maintained in the event of an emergency.

Past experience from major incidents in the UK shows that organisations that have business continuity arrangements in place are more likely to stay in business and recover more quickly than those that don't.

Preparing your business for an emergency

Advice on how to prepare your business for an emergency can be found in the government's Business Continuity Management Toolkit.

The Merseyside Prepared website gives information on how to protect your business in an emergency.

The Business Emergency Resilience Group has produced a 10 minute plan designed to help small to medium-sized businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.