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National security and investment

Sectors in scope of the mandatory regime

06 January 2021

The premise of the underlying legislation, to provide national security overwatch to critically sensitive technologies and infrastructure in key sectors, is sensible and needed. 

However, Solar Energy UK members have expressed some concerns with the scope of the mandatory notification regime and the proposed definition of energy entities as currently drafted, and the burden this would place on businesses and transactions.

This response has been drafted in consultation with more than 200 Solar Energy UK members and with legal advice from member law firms.