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Detail of outcome
The government response provides a full overview of the responses received to the consultation and sets out policy decisions and next steps.
Further detail is given on the main areas on which consultation responses focussed, and where further policy development relating to the regulations has taken place since we launched the consultation.
Detail of feedback received
We received 28 responses to the consultation from:
- the nuclear industry
- local government
- representatives of the education sector
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- private individuals
There was broad acceptance of the government proposals, together with valuable insights that have allowed us to make some changes to the regulations.
Following withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), the UK will be introducing new Nuclear Safeguards Regulations to enable a domestic nuclear safeguards regime to operate in the UK. This consultation seeks views on the operability and effectiveness of these draft Nuclear Safeguards Regulations.
The government has committed to establish a regime that will operate in a similar way to existing arrangements, but with changes made to the regulations to ensure they are appropriate for the domestic, legislative and operational landscape in which they operate.
If passed into law, these proposed Regulations will allow the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to meet international obligations from day one of exit, and to build, over time, a safeguards regime equivalent in coverage and effectiveness to that currently provided by Euratom.