Whilst the UK is a desired target, it is a difficult environment for extremists to operate in.
The police and MI5 have successfully disrupted at least 14 plots against the homeland since 2013, but with the frequency of low complexity attacks spreading across Europe, adjustments in protective security operations will be key in preventing further attacks. The intent and capabilities of UK extremists show no sign of declining. Successful mitigation of the terrorist threat seems to be focused around maintaining resilience through reducing vulnerability and the impact of an attack should it take place. Pool Re continues to work with agencies such as the National Counter Terrorism Security Office in identifying and supporting, through insurance discounts, the implementation of intelligence led protective security and risk mitigation measures minimising the impact of some attack types.