Policy paper

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018: overarching documents

These documents relate to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018.

Documents

Impact assessment

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Policy equality statement

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Delegated powers memorandum

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ECHR memorandum

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Current terrorist threat and the government’s response

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Details

These are supplementary documents that relate to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018. The bill aims to 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