Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Update on post-Brexit UK safeguards regime

13 November, 2018

We’re on target to deliver the UK’s new domestic safeguards regime at the end of March 2019.

We’ve recruited all the safeguards specialists the UK expects to need and are on target to have a dedicated IT system, to run in parallel with Euratom from January 2019. The project’s also had a ‘light touch’ review from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), the government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects. The IPA gave us a rating of Green/Amber, another vote of confidence in the work so far.

We’ve been talking to industry stakeholders about our future regulation and we’ll do more of this in 2019.

The UK government published its latest quarterly update on exiting Euratom in October. The update includes the progress on international agreements and trade in the civil nuclear sector.