Policy paper

CONTEST annual report 2012

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The report describes the terrorist threat to the UK and its interests, and progress we have made towards implementing the strategy.



The report assesses the terrorist threat to the UK and its interests overseas. It summarises key achievements since the publication of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, in July 2011.

It also sets out what we will need to do as part of the strategy’s work streams (Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare) in order to stay ahead of the threat.

Further information about the CONTEST strategy (including the document itself) is available. The role of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism is explained in the strategy document and on the Home Office website.