The statement made by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, in the House of Commons on 4 November 2020.
On Tuesday, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, JTAC, raised the UK terrorism threat level from substantial to severe. This means that an attack is highly likely.
JTAC’s assessments are made independently of Ministers and are based on the latest intelligence. The threat level is kept under constant review.
JTAC’s decision to change the threat level has been driven by a number of factors, including the recent attacks in France and Vienna.
Our police and security services work tirelessly to protect the UK from terrorism and will continue to do so. The public should remain vigilant and should report any concerns to the police.