The threat from terrorism remains real and serious.
There is no specific intelligence of places, events or people in the UK that could lead us to issue specific warnings to the public at this moment.
The Government will never hesitate to issue a warning if it is the best way to protect any community or venue facing a specific and credible threat. Advice would be issued immediately if the public needed to take specific action which could make them safer. These are difficult judgements but public safety is our absolute priority.
Through preparation, planning and testing we are working hard to ensure that the UK is in the best possible position to respond react and recover from any single or multiple disruptive incident or challenge.
The UK has long-standing and well-practised contingency plans in place for many types of threat, including terrorism.
In event of any incident follow the advice of the emergency services, otherwise the general advice is to 'go in, stay in and tune in'.
Much has been done since 11 September 2001 to thwart attacks and to damage terrorists’ abilities but no country is immune from attack. It is simply not possible to guarantee against attacks in the future.
UK has lived with terrorism or the threat from terrorism for more than 30 years. We will not give in to the terrorist.
Where threats are specific, we seek to thwart them. Where they are general, we seek to analyse them and take whatever response we believe necessary to ensure the protection of the public.
Following 'September 11th' and the conflict in Iraq, the Government is putting a great deal of effort into engaging with faith communities and encouraging a better understanding of their needs and circumstances.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 will improve even more the UK's ability to deal with the consequences of major disruptive incidents and by setting out clear expectations and responsibilities it will ensure that the front line can deal with the full range of emergencies.Last updated 24 May 2012 Print this page