It will examine the complex legal and policy issues behind possible new legislation covering force majeure and suspension powers in case of extreme disruption.
The need to deal with possible terrorist threats was sparked by the September 11 tragedy of 2001, which saw many financial institutions suffer damage to their operations, and in some cases heavy losses to staff numbers.
One business, stock broker Cantor Fitzgerald, lost hundreds of employees in the disaster.
The government has also acted to plug the flow of terrorist finances throughout the financial services industry with the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime Bill to tackle money laundering, which comes into force later this year.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements