The government works to identify the most pressing risks to our security, and put in place the ways and means to address them.

Policies 14

  1. Keeping Northern Ireland safe

    How the UK government is working with the authorities in Northern Ireland to keep people in Northern Ireland safe.

  2. Promoting stability throughout the Western Balkans

    Securing peace and creating the conditions for EU membership in the Western Balkans

  3. Meeting NATO and EU Treaty defence commitments

    The UK’s military and financial contributions to NATO, the EU and their operations - including NATO Response Force, International Security Assistance Force, and EU Common Security Defence Policy.

  4. Providing versatile, agile and battle-winning armed forces and a smaller, more professional Ministry of Defence

    We’re improving the way we use resources and simplifying our structure to support military operations and personnel better.

  5. Improving the UK's ability to absorb, respond to and recover from emergencies

    How government plans to be ready and able to deal with potential emergency situations.

See all 14 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Preparation and planning for emergencies: responsibilities of responder agencies and others

    How the government prepares and plans for emergencies, working nationally, locally and co-operatively to ensure civil protection in the UK. Read more

  2. Local resilience forums: contact details

    Contact details for local resilience forums in the UK, and information about what they do. Read more

  3. How to use a High Integrity Telecommunications System (HITS)

    Information on how to use a High Integrity Telecommunications System. Read more

  4. Surveillance and counter-terrorism

    How to make applications under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and how the government responds to terrorist incidents. Read more

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