UK Terrorism Threat Level Lowered to 'Substantial'


The UK's terrorism threat level has been lowered from 'severe' to 'substantial.'

The level was raised to severe - where an attack is "highly likely" - after two terror attacks late last year.

In October 2021, Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death in Essex. A month later, a bomb was set off outside Liverpool Women's Hospital.

The assessment of threat levels are taken by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), which makes its recommendations independently from the government. The five levels of threat set by the JTAC are as follows:

  • Low - an attack is highly unlikely
  • Moderate - an attack is possible but not likely
  • Substantial - an attack is likely
  • Severe - an attack is highly likely
  • Critical - an attack is highly likely in the near future

SecuriGroup's dedicated frontline workers receive key training in Action Counters Terrorism (ACT), and will continue to protect life and property. Despite the downgrade in level, it is vital that there is no room for complacency amongst security professionals - we must continue to remain vigilant against the ever-evolving threat of terrorism.

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