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Response to Manchester Arena Inquiry report
02 Mar 2023

A statement from MI5 Director General Ken McCallum following the publication of the third volume of the Manchester Arena Inquiry's Report.

Speeches and statements|Terrorism
DG article in The Times - 17 November 2022
17 Nov 2022

Director General Ken McCallum writes in The Times about nature of the threats facing the UK and the reasons to share these with the public.

Speeches and statements|State threats
MI5 Director General Ken McCallum at podium
16 Nov 2022

MI5 Director General Ken McCallum gave his annual threat update today, at our headquarters.

Speeches and statements|State threats
Poppies in the sunshine
11 Nov 2022

Staff at MI5 have today joined people around the UK to remember the sacrifice of those who lost their lives protecting this country and its allies.

History
Parental nationality requirement removed for applicants to MI5
02 Nov 2022

More people can now apply for jobs at MI5 following a change to our eligibility requirements.

Careers|Diversity
Her Majesty The Queen and MI5
17 Sep 2022

As the country mourns the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we reflect on the close relationship enjoyed between The Queen and MI5 during her long reign. 

History
Partnership between MI5 and The Alan Turing Institute revealed
31 Aug 2022

Today MI5 and The Alan Turing Institute have made public our ongoing partnership, which brings together expertise from both organisations to apply artificial intelligence (AI) research to confront national security challenges. 

Partnerships
Two men speaking at podiums
06 Jul 2022

MI5 Director General Ken McCallum and FBI Director Chris Wray warn of growing threat posed by Chinese Communist Party.

Speeches and statements
Threat level to Northern Ireland from Northern Ireland Related Terrorism lowered to SUBSTANTIAL
22 Mar 2022

Today, MI5 has lowered the threat level to Northern Ireland from Northern Ireland Related Terrorism (NIRT) from 'SEVERE' to 'SUBSTANTIAL'.

Northern Ireland|Terrorism|Threat Level
Hilda Matheson image with rainbow background
01 Feb 2022

This February MI5 is proud to be marking LGBT+ History Month. In keeping with this year’s 'art' theme, throughout February MI5’s LGBT+ network will be hosting a series of events for our staff to explore and celebrate the expression of the LGBT+ community in art. We’ll be hosting talks, putting on book clubs, exploring the evolution of LGBT+ art and even creating an LGBT+ community art project. 

Diversity