This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The aim of CONTEST is to reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism.
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The aim of CONTEST is to reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence.
The scope of this revised CONTEST strategy has been broadened to cover all forms of terrorism.
Our counter-terrorism strategy will continue to be organised around 4 workstreams, each comprising a number of key objectives
Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks
Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
Protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack
Download the full strategy document, the executive summary and translations of the executive summary.