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. Promoting stability throughout the Western Balkans

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Maintaining operational readiness to provide military support for activities in the UK

    Civil authorities have resources to cope with a wide range of emergencies but if they lack capability or are overwhelmed by the scale of events they can ask the Ministry of Defence for assistance.

  5. Leading international efforts to resolve concerns about Iran's nuclear programme

    Applying pressure on Iran to co-operate peacefully and transparently with the EU and the UN over its nuclear programme.

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. 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

  3. NATO Summit Wales 2014: All about Wales

    A brief introduction to Wales ahead of the NATO Summit Wales 2014. Read more

  4. UK Home Made Explosives (HME) Facility

    Information about the HME Facility and how government departments, industry and academia can book it to research home made explosives. Read more

  5. Local information for the NATO Summit Wales 2014

    This page contains information about local traffic, travel and road closures around the NATO Summit Wales 2014. Read more