30 Oct UK Metals Council comments on UK Energy Policy
Further to the publication of Dieter Helm’s independent energy review on 25 October 2017, the UK Metals Council have stated:
“We welcome this report and its potential contribution to future energy policy. Dieter Helm has confirmed what the evidence has long shown, namely that costs of UK energy are too high and need to be urgently addressed to provide relief to industrial consumers and households.
Given the complexity of the issue and the wide range of companies likely to be impacted by future economic policy, in the light of Dieter Helm’s recommendations, we will now take time to review the conclusions and consult with the UK Metals Industry and BEIS before making further comments.”
About UK Metals Council
The UK Metals Council was formed in 2016 and represents the metal industry sector within the United Kingdom. It is formed from 11 trade associations working within the metals sector, accounting for an estimated 90% of the UK industry capacity, representing 11,100 companies ranging from large to micro in size and across all regions within the UK, directly employing 230,000 people.
The following Trade Associations are members of UKMC: Aluminium Federation (ALFED), British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA), Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM), Cast Metal Federation (CMF), Galvanizers Association (GA), Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA), National Association of Steel Stockholders (NASS), UK Steel, The Welding Institute (TWI).