Policy paper

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019: factsheets

These factsheets provide more information about each of the provisions in the act.

Documents

Overarching factsheet

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Terrorist offences factsheet

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Designated area offence factsheet

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Criminal sentences factsheet

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Notification requirements and serious crime prevention orders factsheet

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Counter-terrorism powers factsheet

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Biometric data factsheet

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Traffic regulation factsheet

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Terrorism reinsurance factsheet

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Prevent and Channel panel factsheet

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Hostile state activity ports power factsheet

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Details

The factsheets contain details on the changes which are outlined in the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. They explain why they are needed and what impact they will have.

The act will help reduce the threat posed by terrorism and hostile state activity by:

  • updating terrorism offences for the digital age, and to reflect contemporary patterns of radicalisation
  • disrupting terrorism by enabling the police and Crown Prosecution Service to intervene at an earlier stage in investigations
  • ensuring that sentences properly reflect the severity seriousness of terrorism offences, and strengthen the ability of the police to manage terrorist offenders after their release
  • strengthening the country’s defences at the border against hostile state activity
Published 6 June 2018
Last updated 12 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Factsheets updated following Royal Assent.

  2. Updated the terrorism offences factsheet, the criminal sentences factsheet, the traffic regulation and added a new designated area offence factsheet.

  3. First published.