Corporate report

The economic impact of Sellafield Ltd

This report estimates the economic contribution of Sellafield to the local economies of Cumbria and Warrington


The economic impact of Sellafield - June 2017 - Oxford Economics report

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The economic impact of a company is measured using a standard means of analysis called an economic impact assessment.

This report quantifies the 3 ‘core’ channels of impact that comprise Sellafield Ltd’s ‘economic footprint’:

  • Direct impact, which is the economic activity that Sellafield Ltd generates at its UK offices and plants because of its operational spending.
  • Indirect impact, or supply chain impact, that occurs because Sellafield Ltd buys inputs of goods and services from UK businesses.
  • Induced impact, which relates to the wider economic benefits that arise when employees of Sellafield Ltd and its supply chain spend their wages in the consumer economy, for example in local retail establishments.
Published 31 July 2018