UK battery strategy

The UK battery strategy sets out the government’s vision for the UK to achieve a globally competitive battery supply chain by 2030.


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The UK battery strategy brings together government activity to achieve a globally competitive battery supply chain by 2030, that supports economic prosperity and the net zero transition.

The government’s vision is for the UK to continue to grow a thriving battery innovation ecosystem and become a world leader in sustainable design, manufacture, and use.

The strategy was developed with the UK battery strategy taskforce, drawing on the call for evidence and engagement with businesses and stakeholders.

The UK battery strategy is based around a design-build-sustain approach. Through this strategy, the UK will: 

  • design and develop batteries the batteries of the future
  • strengthen the resilience of UK manufacturing supply chains
  • enable the development of a sustainable battery industry

This strategy forms part of the government’s smarter regulation programme that began in May 2023. The programme started with the publication of smarter regulation to grow the economy. Smarter regulation is about improving regulation, ensuring it is clear and only used where necessary and proportionate.

Published 26 November 2023
Last updated 6 December 2023 + show all updates
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