Policy paper

The UK's nuclear deterrent: what you need to know

Information about UK nuclear deterrence.



The following information is included:-

  • an independent deterrent
  • minimum and credible deterrent
  • threat
  • UK and nuclear disarmament
  • cost
  • myths and discussion points
  • downloadable factsheet
Published 26 February 2016
Last updated 19 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updates made to the UK nuclear deterrence: what you need to know document (Updated 14 February 2018).

  2. Added Nuclear deterrent factsheet and included link to factsheet in HTML page.

  3. First published.