The government’s Nuclear Industrial Strategy sets out shared commitments with industry. It takes a long-term approach to the opportunities for economic growth and job creation from the nuclear industry:
- new build
- waste management and decommissioning
- operations and maintenance in the domestic and global markets
Developing opportunities like these will enable nuclear power to contribute to the UK’s energy mix and security of supply and help ensure the UK nuclear industry is able to realise its commercial ambitions.
The industrial strategy is also the government’s response to 2011 report from the House of Lords on the UK’s nuclear R&D capabilities and the recommendations of the Ad-Hoc Nuclear Research and Development (R&D) Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was established to oversee work on an industrial vision statement, an R&D roadmap, a review of the R&D landscape, and a long-term nuclear energy strategy, all of which are published with the Nuclear Industrial Strategy.