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National Security and Investment Bill

Information relating to the introduction of the National Security and Investment Bill in the House of Commons on 11 November 2020.

The National Security and Investment Bill is required to ensure that the government has the necessary powers to scrutinise and intervene in business transactions, such as takeovers, to protect national security, while providing businesses and investors with the certainty and transparency they need to do business in the UK.

The Bill legislates for the National Security and Investment Regime. The National Security and Investment regime replaces the Secretary of State’s ability to scrutinise mergers which give rise to a national security consideration under the Enterprise Act 2002.

Bill documents

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Consultations

Published 11 November 2020