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Management contract to run the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)

The government announced in March 2013 that the management contract to run the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) would be extended for a second time and would then lapse.

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By mutual agreement with the consortium known as SBM (Serco, Battelle and the University of Manchester), the Government can now confirm that the management contract has lapsed at the end of September, with the new arrangements in place from 1 October 2013 . Under SBM’s successful management, the National Nuclear Laboratory has developed into a viable commercial entity, and the government is grateful for the consortium’s work. The two SBM secondees currently at NNL continue in their current positions as managing director and financial director.

Published 1 October 2013