Research and analysis
Economic impact of industrial plant closure in the UK: feasibility study
Examining the economic impact of plant closures in the UK. BIS research paper 122.
Feasibility study: the economic impact of industrial plant closure in the UK, with an emphasis on energy intensive industries
Ref: BIS/14/722 PDF, 481KB, 91 pages
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email email@example.com. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
This report reviews the available evidence on the short and long term economic impacts of industrial plant closure in the UK with a specific focus on energy intensive industries. It uses an impact assessment framework to identify the impacts on:
- investment capital (shareholders)
- fixed capital (equipment, buildings, land)
- employees (managing director - shop floor)
- suppliers, and loans, taxes and payments (creditors, HMRC, local authorities, etc)
The report then looks at options for how research on plant closure impacts could be further developed, both in general and with specific reference to energy intensive industries.
Published: 16 June 2014