Policy paper

UK Critical Minerals Strategy

This is the UK’s first-ever critical minerals strategy that aims to improve the security of supply of critical minerals.


Resilience for the Future: The UK’s critical minerals strategy

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Modern society relies on critical minerals – from phones to wind turbines, from cars to fighter jets. A new cohort of critical minerals are becoming even more important as we seek to bolster our energy security and domestic industrial resilience – in light of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine – and as we move away from volatile, expensive fossil fuels.

‘Resilience for the future: the UK’s critical minerals strategy’ sets out the government’s plans for improving the resilience of critical minerals supply chains and increasing our security of supply.

Through this strategy, the UK will:

  • accelerate growth of the UK’s domestic capabilities
  • collaborate with international partners
  • enhance international markets to make them more responsive, transparent and responsible
Published 22 July 2022