UK terrorism threat lowered to Substantial

Counter Terrorism

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has lowered the UK threat level to Substantial – meaning an attack is likely.

The decision to lower the assessment from Severe – meaning an attack is highly likely – was announced by the Home Secretary on this Monday, 8th February, and comes after the significant reduction in the momentum of attacks in Europe since those seen between September and November 2020.

The UK national threat level is kept under constant review, and JTAC conduct a formal review every six months. This is a systematic, comprehensive, and rigorous process, based on the very latest intelligence and analysis of internal and external factors which drive the threat.

Counter Terrorism Policing continue to urge the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police.  

Published 10th February 2021