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National Security and Investment Act

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 came into force on 4 January 2022.

What is the National Security and Investment Act


The Act gives the government the right to scrutinise and intervene in certain acquisitions made by anyone, including universities, businesses, and investors, that could harm the UK’s national security. The government will be able to impose certain conditions on acquisitions. In rare instances, the government may unwind or block an acquisition completely.

For further information, advice, guidance and support on compliance please email ec.nsi@ucl.ac.uk.

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The National Security and Investment Act

How the National Security and Investment (NSI) Act works alongside other regulators and codes.

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Guidance for higher education and research-intensive sectors

Government guidance for higher education and other research organisations to understand the scope of the National Security and Investment Act.

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National Security and Investment Act 2021: Statement for the purposes of section 3

This statement sets out how the Secretary of State expects to exercise the power to give a call-in notice. 

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Check what types of acquisitions are covered

Investors and businesses may be legally required to tell the government about certain sensitive acquisitions under the National Security and Investment Act.