Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018

The Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018 (c. 15) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that makes legal provision to enable the continuation of nuclear safeguards after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community as part the implementation of the country's exit from the European Union (Brexit).

Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to make provision about nuclear safeguards; and for connected purposes.
Citation2018 c. 15
Introduced byGreg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lord Henley, for and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
(s.5(1): "This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, subject to the rest of this section.", but provided also that "the power under s.12(4) of the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000 may be exercised so as to extend the amendment or repeal (with or without modifications) to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man or any British overseas territory. ".)
Royal assent26 June 2018
Commencement26 June 2018
Other legislation
Relates toEuropean Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000
Nuclear Safeguards and Electricity (Finance) Act 1978
Status: Current legislation
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Act received Royal Assent on 26 June 2018, coincidentally on the same day as the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to which it contains several references.[1]

See also


  1. "Royal Assent - Hansard (26 June 2018)". Retrieved 14 August 2020.