Nuclear Safeguards Bill

Documents related to the Nuclear Safeguards Bill, which will establish a UK nuclear safeguards regime as we leave Euratom.

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The Nuclear Safeguards Bill received Royal Assent on 26 June 2018.

Find out more about the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018.

The measures in the Bill will amend the Energy Act 2013 to:

  • replace the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s existing nuclear safeguards purposes with a new nuclear safeguards purposes definition
  • create new powers for the Secretary of State to put in place in regulations the detail of the domestic safeguards regime, such as accounting, reporting, control and inspection arrangements
  • create a limited power for the Secretary of State to amend the existing regulations so that references to international agreements can be updated once new international agreements have been reached

The UK has been a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency since its formation in 1957 and will continue to apply civil nuclear safeguards in the UK.

Draft regulations


  1. Euratom exit: factsheets

Impact assessments

  1. Nuclear Safeguards Bill: impact assessment
  2. Nuclear Safeguards Bill: RPC opinion


  1. Nuclear Safeguards Bill introduced today
  2. Written ministerial statement on energy policy
  3. Safeguarding funding for research and innovation
  4. Queen's Speech 2017
  5. UK Role in Fusion following EU Exit
  6. Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) annual conference 2017
Published 12 October 2017
Last updated 28 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. 2nd quarterly Euratom report to Parliament published
  2. Added first quarterly report to Parliament on the UK's exit from the Euratom Treaty and written ministerial statement.
  3. Added updated impact assessment.
  4. Added RPC opinion.
  5. Draft regulations added.
  6. Additional factsheets and Keeling schedule published.
  7. Factsheets added.
  8. First published.