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Written Statements

Volume 683: debated on Wednesday 4 November 2020

Written Statement

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Home Department

UK Terrorism Threat Level

On Tuesday, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, JTAC, raised the UK terrorism threat level from substantial to severe. This means that an attack is highly likely.

JTAC’s assessments are made independently of Ministers and are based on the latest intelligence. The threat level is kept under constant review.

JTAC’s decision to change the threat level has been driven by a number of factors, including the recent attacks in France and Vienna.

Our police and security services work tirelessly to protect the UK from terrorism and will continue to do so. The public should remain vigilant and should report any concerns to the police.

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