Terrorism a major threat to business

Link: Directors rush for protection

The survey commissioned by the CBI as part of its annual conference, held in Birmingham today, shows an emphatic 97% of companies polled consider terrorism to be of great or significant concern. A quarter thinks the government is not open enough about the extent of the threat.

Companies are particularly concerned about action by environmental terrorism and computer hacking.

The direct threat to business has been heightened over the past three years by the actions of animal rights activists who have targeted staff at companies such as Huntingdon Life Sciences.

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