Policy paper

CONTEST annual report 2013

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

Describes recent developments in the terrorist threat to the UK and its interests, and the progress made in our counter-terrorism work in 2013.



The report covers the period from January to December 2013. It assesses the current terrorist threat to the UK and UK interests overseas; and summarises main achievements in our counter-terrorism work over this period.

The terrorist threat to the UK comes from an increasingly wide range of countries and groups, many of which are new. The report sets out areas where the strategy’s work streams (Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare) will need to evolve to respond to changing threats.

Read more about the CONTEST strategy.