Kwasi Kwarteng – 2021 Comments on the UK’s National Security

The comments made by Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, on 20 July 2021.

Protecting the UK’s national security is of paramount importance to this government. Now that our investment screening regime has been strengthened, the government will be able to take swift and decisive action against potentially hostile foreign investment.

This robust regime will also make the investment screening process simpler and quicker for investors and businesses – giving them the certainty they need to do business in the UK – and I urge them to make sure they are ready for the changes coming into force on 4 January 2022.