National Security and Investment: White Paper Consultation

Closed 16 Oct 2018

Opened 24 Jul 2018


The National Security and Investment White Paper sets out the Government’s proposed reforms for creating clear and focused powers within a predictable and transparent process and we want to hear your views.


Why We Are Consulting

The White Paper is the next stage in the Government’s reform of its powers in relation to protecting national security from hostile actors’ acquisition of control over entities or assets.

It follows the National Security and Infrastructure Investment Review Green Paper published in October 2017 and takes account of the responses to that consultation. 

The Government will use the responses to the White Paper to refine these proposals ahead of the introduction of primary legislation when Parliamentary time allows.


  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Trade bodies
  • Legal representative
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)


  • Security and resilience
  • Business investment
  • Investment