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Government outlines plans to upgrade national security investment powers for UK

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the detail of new powers designed to upgrade UK national security rules. Strengthened powers will bolster national security merger rules while maintaining openness to international investment. The proposals build on the UK’s robust...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Updated company merger and takeover rules enforced by Department for Business

Updated rules put in place to strengthen the Government’s powers to scrutinise mergers and takeovers that may raise national security concerns have come into force. The move recognises the growing importance of British businesses in developing cutting-edge technology products...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
Greg Clark: Business and Energy Secretary
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Government updates mergers regime in determined bid to protect national security

Measures designed to update the merger system and better protect national security have been set out by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. The proposals include enabling the Government to intervene in mergers that raise national security concerns, even when they involve...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017