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‘Managing Disruption: Business Continuity for Legislatures’ - new guidance launched by LABCoN

The Legislative Assemblies Business Continuity Network (LABCoN) has used Business Continuity Awareness Week as a platform to launch new business continuity guidance specifically aimed at legislatures.

Formed in 2014, the purpose of LABCoN is to share best practices for the conduct of a business continuity management programme in a legislature. It does this through the documentation of benchmarks and the establishment of strong networks between participants who come from legislatures of different sizes from around the world.

Members of the group have brought their experience together and created a non-prescriptive guide for use by other legislatures. This guide, Managing Disruption: Business Continuity for Legislatures’ aims to assist legislatures to mature as resilient organizations by developing and embedding a BCM capability.

This guide will aid legislatures in building a BCM programme by providing useful information on the concepts of incident management and business continuity, as well as identifying the essential steps necessary to establish a robust BCM programme in the context of a legislature. This guide is informed by ISO 22301:2012, the international standard for BCM, and the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines 2018. Using the headings of the BCM lifecycle, it describes the key components of BCM capability and provides examples of how these might look in a legislative assembly.

Read Managing Disruption: Business Continuity for Legislatures (PDF)

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