Terrorism a major threat to business
Terrorist attacks are one of the greatest threats to British companies, with business leaders offering to pay a levy to fund a dedicated anti-terrorist police force, a new study has revealed.
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.